MIRI: The community in a housing area here played a key role in helping police bust a drug trafficking syndicate operating inside Miri city.
Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Seri Amer Awal came to Miri to express his gratitude for the tip-offs which had helped police nab those involved.
“Miri anti-narcotics and CID teams carried out surveillance for over a month before taking action.
“I want to thank the community for their role in helping the police bust this syndicate.
“This is an excellent example of how public cooperation can help police in tackling crime,” he told reporters during a press conference at the Miri police headquarters.
Miri police busted a drug trafficking syndicate and seized drugs worth some RM2mil in two places in the city.
Various types of drugs were found in a house and a store following the arrest of a youth in his 20s.
Comm Amer said the syndicate comprised both locals and foreigners.
“This is the biggest seizure so far this year in Sarawak.
“The drugs were concealed in packages with false food and beverage labels,” he said.
More arrests are expected, added Comm Amer.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 that carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.