PORT DICKSON: Two individuals, both with previous a record of drug-related offences, may face the death penalty after they were arrested for allegedly being in possession of drugs.
Port Dickson OCPD Supt Aidi Sham Mohamed said cops arrested the first suspect, a 39-year-old male, at the Lukut Industrial area at around 2pm on Thursday (May 9).
"Acting on a tip-off, a police team went to the area and saw the suspect on a motorcycle.
"He tried to escape while they were frisking him but he was arrested immediately," he said.
Police found what is believed to be a packet of heroin on him weighing some 43.2g as well as 0.52g of syabu in a sling bag.
A urine test conducted on the suspect, a labourer, came back positive for methamphetamine.
Supt Aidi Sham said the second suspect, a 29-year-old man, was detained in Pasir Panjang at around 1am on Friday morning (May 10).
"We found four packets of what is believed to be heroin weighing 20.8g in his back pocket after conducting a search on him," he said, adding that the man, who was also a labourer, was detained outside a house in Kg Sg Sekawang.
Supt Aidi Sham said a urine test on the suspect also turned up positive for drug use.
He said the two cases, which are not related, are being investigated under section 39B Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty and section 15(1) of the same Act for drug use.