Man ditches car, MyKad and also cousin after being stopped by drug officials

KOTA KINABALU: A man abandoned his cousin, car and MyKad when he was asked to pull over for a urine test during an integrated operation in Sandakan on Sunday (Feb 10).

The man, in his 20s, was driving with his cousin when enforcement officials from the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) asked him to pull over by the side of the road.

His cousin got out of the car and had his urine tested for drugs, but the suspect quietly slipped away.

Sandakan AADK chief officer Aisyah Abdul Karim said after waiting for a few minutes for the suspect, they went to the car to search for him and found that he was not there.

“He had fled the scene, leaving behind his car and Mykad,” she said.

She said the suspect must have been afraid to have his urine tested, as his cousin had tested positive for drugs.

“So we suspect he must have drugs in his system as well,” Aisyah said.

She urged the suspect to come forward to retrieve his MyKad, or else they would have to surrender it to the National Registration Department.

A total of eight people aged between 19 and 50 tested positive for drugs during the two-day operation conducted in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebrations.

The integrated operation was carried out by officers and personnel from AADK, Immigration, police, Road Transport Department, Environment Protection Department and the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

In Kota Kinabalu, three men aged 25, 26, and 33, and a 51-year-old woman were detained for drink driving following a crackdown against traffic offenders around the city on Feb 9 and 10.

Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said the three were among 142 people tested during the operation that was held between 1am and 5am on both days.

A total of 33 summonses were also issued for other traffic offences, including driving without a license.