KUCHING (Bernama): Drug-filled parties are becoming trend in the Kuching and Padawan districts during third movement control order, says Sarawak police commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail.
He said following the ban on entertainment centres operating during MCO 3.0, these parties are being organised behind closed doors at certain residences to go under the radar of the authorities.
"During 'Ops Parti Liar', the Sarawak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department managed to sniff out these activities and arrested 41 people comprising 27 men and 14 women aged from 18 to 42," he said at a press conference, here on Monday (June 14).
He said the arrests were made during six raids carried out from May 29 to Monday.
"The total estimated value of the drugs seized is RM7,000 apart from other seizures such as mixed ecstasy powdered juice weighing 409.65g, ketamine (9.5g), ecstasy (two pills) and Erimin 5 (three pills)," he said.
Aidi said among the offences committed were drug trafficking and possession of drugs, and the suspects were detained under Section 39B, Section 39A(2), Section 12(2) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
According to him, the Sarawak NCID also managed to dismantle a drug storage facility and drug processing lab that for ecstasy powder juice and ketamine in an apartment in the city on Wednesday.
In the raid, a local man was arrested under Section 39B with estimated drugs worth RM250,000, apart from other seizures namely ecstasy (50 pills), ketamine (354.13g), Erimin 5 (320 pills) and powered juice suspected to be ecstasy (13.7kg)," he said.
He added that the man had been remanded for seven days for investigation. – Bernama