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Filipina with RM240,000 syabu held in Tawau
Published on: Friday, January 12, 2018

Tawau: Police have detained a 55-year- old Filipina housewife found having 3.029 kg of Syabu worth about RM240,000 during Ops Tapis which was launched at Kg Pengkalan Wakuba, Batu 15 Jln Apas at about 5.30am, Wednesday.

District Police Chief ACP Fadil Marsus said it was the biggest drug case in the district for this year.

He said a team of Narcotic Crime Investigation Department and Tawau IPD Strike Team led by Inspector Izwan Abdol Rahman raided an unnumbered wooden house and arrested the suspect in one of the rooms.

They found six packets of white crystalline packed in yellow and black colour believing to be Syabu.

"The drug trafficker is a Filipina who does not possess any identification document.

"She is also tested negative for drugs during a urine test as well as no records of conviction," he told a press conference at Tawau IPD, Thursday.

The suspect was remanded for seven days starting on Thursday under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code for questioning.

The case is currently being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which provide mandatory death sentence if convicted.

Fadil said they are working in all aspects to trace other suspects which might be linked to the syndicate.

"We believe the suspect is a syndicate member and we are working to trace the others.

Police is still investigating to ascertain whether she was acting as a decoy for the case.

"We believe that the drugs were brought into Sabah for both local and non-local market," he said. - Lagatah Toyos

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