KOTA KINABALU: A married couple could face the death sentence, as they were caught with 2kg of syabu worth RM80,000 in Putatan near here Wednesday (Aug 5).
State deputy commissioner of police Datuk Mazli Mazlan said the duo were nabbed after policemen spotted a vehicle parked by the side of the Putatan-Kota Kinabalu road at about 4.45pm.
"Police approached the vehicle, did an inspection and found a black plastic bag inside the bonnet of the car, ” he said during a press conference here Friday (Aug 7).
He said they found two plastic packages in the bag containing crystal substance believed to be syabu weighing at 2,020g with a street price of about RM80,000.
Mazli said the suspects, aged 43 and 34, from Taman Pantai Lok Kawi, are drug pushers and had been active since early this year.
"The suspects claimed to have obtained the drugs from a local man from Labuan, ” he said.
He said they are trying to identify the mastermind and hope to make an arrest soon.
The suspects will be remanded until Aug 12 and are being investigated under section 39(B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence.