KOTA KINABALU – City police scored their largest drug bust this year, seizing over 1.2kg of syabu worth about RM156,000 with the arrest of three men.
Kota Kinabalu police chief Asst Comm M. Chandra said they nabbed a 50-year-old man at around 10am on Wednesday.
“After interrogating him, he led us to his motorcycle where there were seven small packets filled with what was believed to be syabu,” he told reporters here yesterday.
The man, who tested positive for drugs, led the police to another location where 13 more packets of syabu were found as well as RM43,000 stored inside a safe.
The next day, two other men, aged 42 and 45, were arrested from a reflexology centre at the downtown commercial centre, he said.
ACP Chandra said the police then raided an office in the nearby shopping complex and found more drugs hidden in the ceiling.
Also seized were two vehicles and a bicycle.
The two men, who tested negative for drugs, had a previous conviction each for possession of pirated DVDs and drug abuse.
ACP Chandra said the drugs were believed to have been sent into the state from Peninsular Malaysia via courier.
“We believe that these men, who have been active for about six months now, have other accomplices,” he said.
In Miri, cooperation between the police in the city and Brunei led to the smashing of a cross-border drug trafficking network. A man was arrested on Thursday.
Miri police chief Asst Comm Khoo Leng Huat said the man, in his 20s, was found with over a thousand pills of various drugs, including ketamine and ecstasy, as well as more than 1kg of raw ganja. Also seized, he said, were cash and various items used for drug trade. – The Star Online