KUCHING: Twenty-three persons were rounded up in a week-long anti-narcotics operation in the district.
Kuching OCPD ACP Ahsmon Bajah, who confirmed the case, said the operation from Jan 31 to Feb 6 was carried out by the district’s narcotics crime division.
Among the locations inspected were Kampung Pasir Pandak, Kampung Jawa, Jalan Tabuan and Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
“The team managed to arrest 21 men and three women aged between 20 and 41, who were suspected of being involved in substance abuse.
“In addition, 16.75g of drugs believed to be methamphetamine, were also seized,” he said.
The breakdown of cases investigated were two cases under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952; six cases under Section 12 (2); and 11 cases under Section 15 (1)(a).
Four of the suspects had various past records related to drugs.