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Special Officer To Sarawak State Assemblyman Remanded For Drug Offence

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SIBU – Police confirmed that a special officer to a Sarawak state assemblyman had been remanded for four days since Wednesday to help investigations in a drug related case.

Mukah District Police chief DSP Jimmy Panyau said the man, in his 50s, was detained after finding 0.4gm of drugs, believed to be syabu, hidden in the state assemblyman’s service centre at a coastal area in the state.

The court issued a remand order for investigations to proceed according to Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act for the offence of possessing and consuming illegal drugs.

“Early investigations did not rule out the possibility that the drugs found were for the suspect’s personal consumption but further investigations are being carried out to determine if the (suspect) was involved in distribution,” he said when contacted yesterday.

The suspect was detained during a raid by a team of officers from the Mukah narcotics division at the service centre which was located 70km from Mukah, after receiving complaints from the public on the misuse of drugs. – Bernama

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