Three men arrested for drug activities in Kota Sentosa area

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KUCHING, Jan 31: Three men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in drug activities in two separate raids conducted by the Padawan Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (CID), yesterday.

Padawan District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan in a statement said that the first arrest was made on Jan 30 by a team of police personnel from Padawan Narcotic CID led by Inspector Nicodemus Branking at 3.15pm in Kampung Haji Baki.

“As the result of the body inspection conducted on the suspect, police confiscated a brown wallet from the suspect’s right hand, where a translucent plastic packet was found containing a crystalline substance believed to be Syabu with an estimated weight of 0.36 gram and street value of RM10.00,” he said.



Aidil also noted that the suspect was tested positive for Amphetamine and Methampetamine during the initial urine test conducted and admitted to drug usage since 2018.

“Suspect will be investigated under the Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he added.

Meanwhile, Aidil said that in a separate case on the same date, a team of Padawan police officers led by Inspector Cecilia Milu had conducted a raid at 5.15pm at a premise in 7th Mile in Kota Sentosa, and arrested two men.

He noted that after further inspection of the premise, police found a small red and white bag with five small translucent plastic packets containing crystalline substances believed to be Syabu with an estimated weight of 4.13 grammes, underneath the table where both the suspects were sitting.

“The estimated value of the confiscated item was about RM620.00 and both suspect show a positive result for Amphetamine and Methampetamine during the initial urine test conducted,” he said.

Aidil also said that both suspects admitted to being involved in drug usage since early 2017 and will be investigated under the Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

“All of the suspects are being remanded for four-days to assist in investigation,” he said. —DayakDaily.