Sabah police bust syabu packaging operation


  • Nation
  • Friday, 22 Aug 2014

KOTA KINABALU: Police busted a syabu packaging operation at an apartment here with the arrest of a 24-year-old local suspect.

The anti-narcotics team also seized some 1.01kg of syabu with a street value of RM180,000 and other packaging equipment from the apartment unit in Sembulan here, Sabah Narcotics Department chief Supt Abdul Rahim Dolmat said yesterday.

Following the arrest of the suspect, state police sought the help of their counterparts in the peninsula to arrest a 40-year-old man who had just landed in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 on a flight from Sandakan.

Supt Abdul Rahim said they hoped to get more information that might lead police to the syndicate kingpin, believed to be bringing in syabu from the peninsula.

He s aid a police team was tipped off about the activities of the group and moved in on the first suspect.

The suspect was at the parking lot of the apartment where they found two packets of syabu (each containing 100g) inside his pocket at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

“He led us to the apartment and we found another 800g in packets.

“There was also an electronic weighing scale and a plastic sealer used for packaging the syabu,’’ he said, adding that the rented apartment was only used for packaging activities.

Supt Abdul Rahim said the man gave them the identity of a second suspect.

However, upon searching for him, they realised that he was on a flight from Sandakan to Kuala Lumpur, prompting them to alert their counterparts in the peninsula.

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