Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Two held in syabu probe


SANDAKAN: Marine police arrested two men and seized from them 19.11 grams of syabu.

The duo were nabbed after a brief boat chase in Sungai Pitas at Mile 7 Jalan Sungai Kayu on Sunday.

State marine police commander ACP Mohamad Madun said a marine police boat on patrol during ‘Op Pensura” in Sungai Pitas spotted a speedboat heading towards Sungai Korek at about 2.15pm on Aug 16.

On realising the presence of the marine police boat, the speedboat raced off, ignoring a warning to stop. The marine police patrol boat then gave chase and intercepted the speedboat, Mohamad said. The boatman and his passenger tried to jump into river to escape but were nabbed.

Two packets containing syabu were seized from one of the suspects.

“And, upon further checks on the speedboat, the marine police team seized a plastic bag and found 28 packets of syabu and aluminum foils inside,” Mohamad said.
He said the seized substance together with the outboard engine and speedboat were estimated to be worth RM 10,500.

The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which provides for imprisonment of not less than two years and not exceeding five years and caning between three and nine strokes of the cane in the event of conviction.

Mohamad said the syabu and the two suspects were brought to the Sandakan marine police base and referred to the district narcotics crime investigation unit for further action.

Source: News Sabah Times

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