Two suspects arrested in Sibu with RM16,222.50 worth of illegal drugs

Some of the drugs seized from the suspects.

SIBU, Nov 22: Two men could be facing the death penalty after they were arrested for possessing various types of drugs last night.

In a statement, Sibu District Police Chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said the duo were arrested by the Narcotics Crime Investigation Department of the Sarawak Contingent Police Headquarters (IPK) at around 9.30pm, at a shop building along Lorong Ling Kai Cheng.

According to him, one suspect is a local while the other is an Indonesian national. The suspects are aged 35 and 40 years old.

“The police team have also confiscated 53 transparent plastic packets containing lumps of crystals suspected to be methamphetamine with an estimated gross weight of 72.30 grammes, 12 transparent plastic packets containing dried plants suspected to be cannabis-type drugs with an estimated gross weight of 100.25 grammes and 95 pills suspected of Erimin ‘5’ with an estimated gross weight 27.24 grammes.

“The gross estimate of the total seizure is 199.79 grammes with a total seizure value of RM16,222.50,” he said.

Also seized was cash amounting to RM2,970 which was suspected to be the proceeds of drug sale activities.

“The results of the preliminary police screening test conducted on both suspects were found to be positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine drugs,” Zulkipli added.

He explained the punishment for offenses under Section 39B ADB 1952 if convicted of the offense is mandatory hanging to death.

The punishment for offenses under Section 15(1) (a) ADB 1952, is a fine of not more than RM5,000 and imprisonment of not more than two years, or both, and supervision for two years under Section 38B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. — DayakDaily