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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Huge amount of drugs confiscated from man

Drugs worth between RM91,000 and RM127,000 were seized from a man in a raid at a house at Jalan Batu Kawa on Sunday

State Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief Supt Moses Agat said the raid led by Chief Inspector Azman Ismail found cannabis in compressed blocks weighing about 4,372.4g, ketamine 190.04g, 528 Ecstasy pills and 1,340 Eramine 5 pills.

“On August 15, around 12.30pm at a house in Jalan Batu Kawa, a team conducted a raid and checking at the house. Based on inspection, our men seized several types of drugs kept in a drawer in the 28-year-old suspect’s bedroom,” said Moses at a press conference yesterday.

The suspect was placed under remand for seven days beginning Sunday and urine test conducted on him was positive.

According to Moses, the drugs were believed to be brought in using courier service from West Malaysia at least four times several months ago.

When he was arrested, the suspect who was a former dockyard worker was at home.

Also seized was a digital weighing machine which was believed to be used by the suspect to weigh the drugs before selling, and the police believed that he was working alone.

The case was being investigated under Section 39b of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for consuming drugs which carries a fine of not more than RM5,000 or jail term not exceeding two years.

Borneo Post 17/08/10

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