KOTA KINABALU: Two immigrants were detained and 1.3kg of syabu seized during a special operation by the Lahad Datu police narcotics crime division last week.
Lahad Datu district police chief Asst Comm Rohan Shah Ahmad said the seized drugs are estimated to be worth RM36,297.
In a press conference in Lahad Datu Tuesday (Feb 23), he said the suspects aged 28 and 43 were nabbed on Friday (Feb 19) after the police stopped a vehicle based on tip-off at Darvel Bay Plaza parking area in the district.
ACP Rohan said the younger suspect who was at the driver’s seat tried to escape after noticing the police, however, the team managed to stop him, while the second suspect at the passenger front seat did not react.
“Further inspection on the vehicle found a bag with ‘refined Chinese tea’ packaging containing what is believed to be syabu.
“Also confiscated is the vehicle and the RM3,000 cash found on them.
“The total figure for all seized items is estimated at RM79,297," he added.
Both suspects did not own any valid identifications and urine tests found them to be negative of drugs.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.