19 foreigners among 69 held for drug, immigration offences

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – Sixty-nine individuals have been arrested for committing several drug and immigration offences in an operation conducted for a week from June 22.

Kota Kinabalu Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji said all the detainees including 19 foreigners, were aged between 14 and 50.

“The raid was based on intelligence and information from the public, the location is believed to be a drug trafficking area,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Habibi said police conducted 25 raids during that period and seized 28.86 grammes of syabu, 2.30 gm of marijuana, estimated at RM4,359 and 16 cartons of cigarettes of several brands.

He said efforts to curb drug trafficking and drug addiction will be intensified.