KUCHING: Sarawak police have made their biggest syabu bust this year following the arrest of a 46-year-old man.
State deputy police commissioner SAC Datuk Law Hong Soon said the success was due to some six months of surveillance and tip-off from the public.
The suspected dealer, who is unemployed, was nabbed at the parking lot of an apartment complex at MJC Batu Kawa near here around 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Found on the man was a plastic bag containing 1.025kg of crystal-like substance believed to be syabu or methamphetamine, with a market value of about RM250,000.
The suspect also tested positive for methamphetamine.
SAC Law said the man was arrested under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and would be remanded for seven days.
“We believe that the drugs are acquired from Kuala Lumpur to be distributed all over the state, to be sold at RM380 to RM420 per gram,” he told the media yesterday.
SAC Law said police also confiscated RM111,550 cash, jewellery, a watch and a Toyota Camry, all with a total value of RM311,558.
He revealed that the suspect had prior criminal records related to drug offences, and had been arrested under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act (DDA) 1985.
“If found guilty, offenders face the mandatory death penalty.”
When asked if there were other suspects still at large, he said police were still investigating.