Drug dealer shot dead by cops in Lahad Datu


KOTA KINABALU: A suspected drug dealer was shot and killed just after he hit two policemen with his car in the Lahad Datu district.

In the 11.45am incident on Saturday (April 8), policemen from the district Narcotics Crime Investigation Department stopped the vehicle at Jalan Palm Oil Industrial Cluster (POIC), Phase 2.

They had received a tip-off that a suspect involved in drugs was travelling in the car.

Lahad Datu OCPD Asst Comm Dr Rohan Shah Ahmad when police attempted to carry out an inspection, the suspect suddenly reversed his car aggressively, grazing one of the policemen.

The suspect made a U-turn and sped off against traffic flow and hit the other policeman trying to prevent his escape.

"The policeman fired off a shot at the car before he was hit," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 9).

"The suspect managed to speed off but the car crashed to the roadside about 400m away," he added.

ACP Rohan said policemen rushed over and saw the suspect unconscious in the front passenger seat.

The suspect was later confirmed dead by a medical team, he added.

"Following a check, police found suspected syabu weighing 7.45gm worth over RM1,400 and two swords in the suspect's car.

"The suspect was identified as a 28-year-old wanted suspect who had a criminal record of five convictions for drug and commercial crime cases," he said.

ACP Rohan said the case was being probed under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder and Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for selling drugs.

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