Seven ‘honey thieves’ nabbed in sting operation
ALOR SETAR: Two gangs of “honey thieves” were nabbed during a sting operation in Padang Terap where kelulut honey is a popular enterprise there.
Padang Terap OCPD Deputy Supt Noh Idris said seven suspects, aged between 18 and 33, were rounded up and all tested positive for methamphetamine.
“We also recovered nine wooden slabs used to build beehives, estimated to be worth RM1,500 each.
“The main suspect was also involved in the theft of a generator, which was seized along with several packets of syabu,” he told a press conference yesterday.
DSP Noh said the seized items were estimated to be about RM13,500.
Boy drowns, another missing in river tragedy
KOTA KINABALU: A 12-year-old boy drowned and his friend is missing after they went swimming at a river in Papar.
Petrus Lai Chui Ming from Papar and Ng Hoi Lang, 20, from Kampar, Perak, had gone swimming at Sungai Bundusan when they got into trouble at about 6pm on Sunday.
It is not yet known what happened exactly – whether Ng had tried to save the boy or they were both caught in a sudden strong current.
Sabah Fire and Rescue Department operations chief Khatizah Rahaban said fishermen in the area found the boy’s body at about 6.50am yesterday while the search is still on for Ng.
Drugs worth RM12.56mil seized in Johor
JOHOR BARU: The Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) has seized a total of 277.09kg of drugs, worth RM12.56mil, in the state so far this year.
Johor NCID chief Asst Comm Lukas Ak Aket said in the same period, police detained 4,895 suspects statewide while items worth RM5.34mil were also seized.
He said in the latest case, police found RM101,000 worth of drugs hidden in a car in Iskandar Puteri here.
“We detained a 21-year-old man in the raid based on a tip-off from the public,” he told a press conference yesterday.
Motorcyclist killed in collision with car
KEPALA BATAS: A 22-year-old motorcyclist who did not possess a licence died following a collision with a car in Jalan Pokok Sena, near here.
Muhammad Shahrul Azri Arof from Tasek Gelugor died on the spot due to serious head injuries in the 8.45pm incident on Saturday.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the victim was riding from Lahar Yooi to Pongsu Seribu while the car was coming from the opposite direction.
“Investigations showed that the victim had failed to stop at a junction before crashing into the oncoming car,” he said in a statement.
Ex-musician admits to causing death of woman
ALOR SETAR: A former guitarist from the popular 1990s band Ekamatra pleaded guilty to causing the death of an elderly woman when he broke into her house here two months ago.
Md Nurulazman Saliholdin @ Salihaldin, 44, admitted to causing the death of Kau Fu Eng, 71, between 2pm and 6pm on Feb 25 at a house in Taman Malaysia.
Session Court judge Najwa Che Mat fixed May 23 for sentencing.
The accused, from Kluang, Johor, rose to fame after winning the Juara Rock Johor and Juara Rock Johor Tengah in 1998.
One of their albums sold over 150,000 copies, and the band also qualified for the Anugerah Juara Lagu 1990 finals.
Nowhere to hide
A Malaysian Civil Defence Force officer taking away a 2.5m-long python that was caught in Kampung Baru in Ayer Itam, Penang.
The snake had killed a cat before hiding in a hole.
It was later handed over to the state Wildlife and National Parks Department.