BESUT – An ex-convict who was released in April for a drugs possession offence, was arrested again here on Thursday for the same offence.
Besut police chief Supt Khaled Che Lah said the 28-year old, a fisherman, was detained at 9.30 am in front of a coffee shop in Kampung Nail, here.
He said police received the information from the public about a man who was sleeping in a Naza Citra vehicle with his left hand holding a sharp object.
He said when police approached the car, the suspect was taken aback and jumped out of the car window, attempted to escape.
“The police chased after the suspect and when the caught up with him there was a short struggle in which the suspect tried to grab a pistol from the policemen but failed,” he told a press here today.
Khaled said an inspection of the suspect’s waist pouch found a variety of drugs placed in plastic vials, straw tubes and in packets.
“Police also discovered compacted dried leaves suspected to be cannabis weighing one kilogram in the suspect’s car,” he said.
He added the car was also using a fake registration number and it was reported missing in Pulai Condong, Kelantan.
The suspect also tested positive for drugs. – BERNAMA