LABUAN (Bernama) – The Sabah police contingent arrested a total of 13, 914 people for various offences under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Poisons Act 1952 last year, compared to 10, 894 in 2017, an increase of 27.72 per cent.
According to Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah, the narcotics criminal investigation department seized 201.9 kilogrammes of syabu, five kilogrammes of ganja, 411.69 grammes ketamime, 351 ecstasy pills and six kilogrammes of daun ketum.
He said the department also arrested 71 drug traffickers under the Dangerous Drugs Act (Special Preventive Measures) 1985, some of whom have been imposed restriction orders and detention at mental rehabilitation centres.
“Following the arrests, we have seized drug peddlers’ assets worth RM14.8 million under the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, of which RM5.4 million was in 2018 and RM9.4 million in 2017.
“The seizures have successfully paralysed the drug syndicate in Sabah,” he said at a press conference held after launching the state-level Ops Sarang at the Labuan District Police headquarters yesterday.