Sibu police bust drug trafficking syndicate, seize drugs enough to serve 50,423 doses

Mohd Azman (centre) with Sibu district police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili (left) showing packets of drugs seized from the suspects.

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SIBU, Dec 4: The police have successfully busted a drug trafficking syndicate here and seized drugs and other items with an overall value of RM643,157.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri said that at about 7.30pm on December 1, a police team from the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (JSJN) of the Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) arrested a drug trafficker and confiscated various types of drugs in front of a two-storey house in Jalan Bunga Raya and in an apartment in Lorong Sena here.

“The suspect is a 29-year-old local man and his initial urine screening test was positive for amphetamine/ methamphetamine type drugs.

“The suspect also has three previous criminal records related to drugs,” he said at a press conference here today.

Mohd Azman said the drugs seized were syabu weighing 5,940.11 grammes, ketamine (4,407.24 grammes), Erimin 5 (1,830 grammes), Ecstasy juice powder (225 grammes), Ecstasy pills (750 grammes) and Magic Mushroom (Psilocybin) (960 grammes).

According to him, the entire drug seizure can be used by a total of 50,423 people or 50,423 uses.

He revealed that the syndicate is active in drug trafficking activities around Sibu, Kuching, Bintulu and Miri.

“Drug supplies are obtained from drug dealers in Peninsular Malaysia through courier services.

“The suspect turned an apartment house into a drug store and used it as a place to repack drugs into smaller packets,” he said.

He said that after receiving instructions from his leader, the suspect would place the drugs on the side of roads around Sibu.

Once the drugs are placed, the suspect will report back to his boss who then informs the customer to retrieve the drugs.

Mohd Azman also explained that the suspect will send drugs via express bus delivery to Bintulu, Miri and Kuching.

“The suspect has been involved in drug trafficking activities for the past two months with wages of RM1,000 a week.

“The police have also seized a Nissan Navara vehicle estimated to be worth RM55,000 under Section 25 of the Dangerous Drugs (Property Forfeiture) Act 1988,” he said.

Azman said the case is being investigated under Section 39B and Section 15(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for the death penalty or life imprisonment.

“If not sentenced to death, no less than 15 lashes will be imposed for the offense of Section 39B ADB 1952. A prison sentence of not more than two years or a fine of not more than RM5,000 for the offense of Section 15(1)(a) ADB 1952,” he said.

He said, the suspect is currently in remand custody under 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code from December 3 to December 7. — DayakDaily