Syabu being sold in Sabah’s east coast villages


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 23 Oct 2005

KOTA KINABALU: Synthetic drug syabu is being traded in 10 villages in the east coast Kinabatangan district . 

This was among the specific details furnished by Kinabatangan MP Datuk Bung Moktar Radin during his one-hour meeting with Kinabatangan police officials on Friday. 

“I shared all my knowledge about syabu trading activities in Sabah, particularly in Kinabatangan and Sandakan,” he said when contacted yesterday. 

Bung Mokhtar said he also made some proposals on how to tackle the drug menace in the state.  

Last week, Bung Mokhtar and Datuk Abdul Ghapur Salleh (BN - Kalabakan) alleged in Parliament that drugs could be bought as easily as buying fish in the market in the state. 

He said in Kinabatangan and Sandakan, many of his Sungei community youths have become drug addicts because of the easy availability of syabu.  

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Mangtsor Ismail said Sabah police wanted to talk with Bung Moktar and Ghapur about their statements in Parliament to obtain more information to help in the fight against drugs. 

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