Two nabbed in KK, suspected of being masterminds behind drug syndicate

KOTA KINABALU: A foreign man and a local woman suspected of being the masterminds behind a drug trafficking syndicate in the state capital here were captured on Tuesday (Dec 15) at a rental room downtown.

District police chief Asst Comm Habibi Majinji said a team from the Narcotics Crimes division raided the room at Asia City at 5.29pm, following a tip-off and intelligence on cross-district drug trafficking activities.

The suspects are both 29 years old, and 24.69g of syabu was found on the man, he said in a statement Wednesday (Dec 16).

“The drugs were found inside an envelope hidden beneath the man’s (clothes), estimated with a value of RM2,469. The duo also tested negative for drugs, ” he said.

According to ACP Habibi, the suspects have been getting their syabu supply from Lahad Datu, where the woman would collect the drugs from the district and send them to the man here, to be sold at a higher price.

The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Meanwhile in Kalabakan, the Tawau Battalion 14th General Operations Force (GOF) apprehended a woman, who had drugs with her and over RM11,000 in cash, at a palm oil plantation also on Tuesday.

Tawau Battalion 14th GOF commanding officer Supt Mohd Yacob Murad said a raid was conducted at a house at 11.30am, and the 45-year-old suspect was a foreigner with no valid identification documents.

Further inspection around the premises unearthed 14 transparent packets believed to be filled with 14.25g of syabu.

“We also confiscated a transparent plastic bag with the words ‘gajah duduk’ on it, containing RM11,500 in cash, ” he added.

The suspect and seized items were brought to the Tawau police station for further investigation under Section 39A (1) of the same Act.

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