SIBU, June 19: Three men have been arrested for trafficking 1,019.1grammes of methamphetamine on Thursday (June 18)
The drugs have a street value of RM40,000.
Sibu deputy OCPD Supt Collin Babat said the suspects aged 24 to 25 have been remanded for six days to facilitate police investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
The offence provides for a mandatory death sentence by hanging if convicted in court.
Supt Collins said at about 12 noon on June 18, acting on information received, a police team from the Anti-Narcotic Investigation Department nabbed a 25-year old coffeeshop helper at a courier company in Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg.
“The team found a packet which was labelled as ‘Refined Chinese Tea’ from the suspect. Inside the packet were 1,019.10grammes of methamphetamine drug,”he said.
The suspect later led the police team to a hotel T Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce where two more suspects were apprehended. The duo, both 24, are jobless.
The police also seized an assortment of items worth a total of RM226,791.
They include a sports utility vehicle (RM120,000), jewelleries (RM24,150), RM35,191 in cash, a passenger car (RM45,000), a wrist watch (RM450), and gaming equipment (RM2,000).
According to Supt Collin, the police believed that the modus operandi of the suspects was to send the drug by courier.
“We cannot reveal the source of the drug as the case is still under investigation. But we believe that they are for the local market,” he said.
He added that the three suspects had only recently started trafficking in drugs.—DayakDaily