Sarawak cops nab four, seize drugs, assets worth RM300k

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  • Sunday, 14 Jul 2019

SIBU (Bernama): Four people, including a woman from China, believed to be involved in selling drugs were arrested during a raid on a house in Lorong Wong King Huo here Friday (July 12). 

Various drugs and assets worth RM308,100 were also seized.

Sarawak Narcotics CID chief Supt Sahar Abd Latif said the four were detained by personnel from the state NCID and the Sarawak police contingent headquarters at 11.45am.

They comprised two local men, both 25 years old, a 26-year-old local woman and a 25-year-old female Chinese national.

"One of the male suspects tried to flee by jumping off a first floor balcony but was overpowered in the raid that was conducted following a tip-off and intelligence.

"The three other suspects were detained in the dining room of the house," he said in a statement here Sunday (July 14).

Supt Sahar said that the drugs seized were 547g of syabu (worth RM98,460), 899g or 300 packets of Erimin 5 (RM45,000), 543g of ketamine (RM81,450) and 75 units (22g) of Ecstacy (RM4,500).

He said police also seized a Toyota Wish, a Honda Civic, a gold chain, gold bangle and Malaysian currencies worth RM5,000 - all were estimated to be valued at RM78,690.

"The suspects were detained under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which provides a mandatory death sentence if found guilty," he said.

Supt Sahar said the police were applying for remand orders on the suspects.

He said urine tests found all the suspects were drug-free and they had been pushing drugs since early last year in the Sibu district.

One of the male suspects had a previous case under Section 39A of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 while the rest did not have a record, he added. - Bernama

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