Police nab man with syabu

KUNAK (Bernama) – Police detained an Indonesian man for having in his possession 5.2 grammes of syabu in an oil palm plantation in Kampung Lormalong yesterday morning.

Kunak Police Chief Superinten-dent Baharin Md Tahir said the 37-year-old suspect was detained at 11.30am by members of the Kunak District Police headquarters (IPD) Narcotics Crime Investi-gation Division in a raid dubbed Ops Sarang.

“Police found a medium-sized transparent plastic packet suspected to contain syabu, hidden in the folds of cloth placed in the sling bag worn by the suspect,” he said in a statement yesterday.

According to Baharin, the suspect who was married and worked as a labourer tested positive for methampetamine.

Baharin said the suspect and the drug were taken to the Kunak police headquarters for further action and the case was being investigated under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.