(The Borneo Post)
TAWAU: Police made one of the largest drug seizures this year with the arrest of a married couple and a local man aged between 30 and 41, along with the seizure of one kilogram of syabu worth about RM100,000.
District police chief ACP Fadil Bin Hj Marsus said they made 492 detentions involving 463 cases of drug abuse within two months and 11 days; of which six cases among them were under Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Police had raided an unnumbered house surrounded by palm oil trees and coconut trees at Kg Wakuba here at about 5.30am on March 10, recently after received a public tip-off.
Fadil said police also inspected a Proton Iswara car nearby the unnumbered house and found a black plastic bag filled with a packet of syabu together with another packet which was wrapped in newspaper from the car. The approximately one kilogram of syabu was estimated to be worth about RM100,000.
“We also arrested the married couple without valid personal documents who are believed to be from the Philippines, while the 35-year-old local man has a MyKad and works as a fisherman. The two men tested positive for drug abuse while the woman tested negative. The trio have no criminal record,” he continued.
The three suspects have been remanded for seven days from March 11-17 for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
“We will continue to identify and halt any drug abuse activities in Tawau. We hope close cooperation between the police and the community could be established in curbing drug abuse and criminal cases. If anyone has any information, please contact the police hotline at 089-772 121,” said Fadil.
Touching on drug-transit across the border, he also did not deny that it is still happening because arrests have been made involving suspects from Tawau.