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Syabu worth more than RM500K seized, three held
Published on: Thursday, November 08, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Police seized drugs believed to be syabu worth more than half a million ringgit – the second biggest in the State so far this year – and detained three men, including a 15-year-old boy, in an operation in Semporna on Nov 2.

State Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah said the suspects, the other two in their 40s, were detained by a police team from the Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department at a dhoby shop along Jalan Seri Melor about 6.30pm.

"During the operation, the police team had stopped two vehicles carrying the three men, two of them locals and one without documents.

"They attempted to flee but were apprehended," he told a press conference here, Wednesday.

Also present were Sabah Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department Chief Supt Ahmad Jawila and Deputy Chief DSP Mohd Fikri Hurriyatul Sairin Karno.


Omar said the suspects later led the police to another vehicle parked in front of the dhoby shop where they found the drugs weighing 11kg wrapped in 11 plastic bags worth RM552,900 inside a box.

The suspects have been remanded for seven days and will be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty, on conviction.

Omar said an interrogation revealed that the drugs were believed to have been brought in from abroad and that Sabah was also made as a transit point for drugs before they were exported to a neighbouring country.

On Oct 6, police seized drugs worth RM2.5 million in Lahad Datu, the biggest in the State this year.


They also arrested a man believed to be in his 30s. - Jeremy S Zabala

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