Kuching cop among two nabbed for drug possession

By John Isaac

TWO individuals, including a policeman with a criminal record of drug-related offences, were arrested in Kuching recently for possessing syabu and ecstasy powder worth RM139,270.

The Sarawak Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department, in a statement, said the 39-year-old police personnel was arrested at the registration counter of a service apartment in Jalan Datuk Tawi Sli.

“During the raid, the suspect was found holding a brown box, while the second suspect, aged 42, was outside the registration counter. The second suspect tried to escape to a vehicle at the side of the building but was caught,” it said.

The driver fled the scene by accelerating the vehicle from the apartment area and hit a police officer involved in the raid. The injured officer received outpatient treatment at a hospital.

Further inspection of the box revealed two plastic bags filled with crystals suspected to be syabu weighing three kilogrammes; and 21 packets of suspected ecstasy powder weighing 531 grammes.

According to the statement, both suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and were remanded for seven days beginning yesterday for further investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking and Section 15(1)(a) of the same act for drug abuse. – BERNAMA