SIBU: Police rounded up 30 locals and a foreign married couple in a statewide operation codenamed ‘Op Tapis Khas Se-Malaysia’ last week.
Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said the operation carried out by the district’s Narcotic Criminal Investigation Division (NCID) from July 27 to 29 was the fifth since January.
The 32 suspects, including five local women, were arrested for drug-related offences.
“Three locals comprising a man and two women and the foreign couple aged between 28 and 59 will be investigated under Section 6B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a life imprisonment and six lashes of the rotan upon conviction.
“Another five local men aged between 30 and 45, will be investigated under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 after police managed to seize 0.96g of substance believed to be methamphetamine which provides for a fine of up to RM100,000 or a jail term of up to five years,” Zulkipli said.
Meanwhile, 18 men and three women aged between 28 and 55, will be investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 after they tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine.
Zulkipli said eight locals and the foreign couple are being remanded to facilitate investigations while the rest have been released on police bail.
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