MIRI: Miri Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) on Wednesday (July 22) seized about 11kg of drugs worth around RM440,000 at Miri Airport departure hall.
During the operation, which was carried out around 7.45pm, two local males aged 20 and 16 were arrested after the drug Methamphetamine was found in their possession. The 16-year-old is a student of a training skill institute.
Miri police chief ACP Lim Meng Seah described the seizures as the biggest so far in Miri for this year.
“They arrived on a flight from Kuala Lumpur on that night (July 22), prior to their arrest,” Lim told reporters during a press conference, here yesterday.
The suspects also tested positive for methamphetamine, Lim added.
“We believed that the seized drugs were meant for the northern region of Sarawak distributions and could cater up to 22,000 drug addicts,” he pointed out.
The suspects have been actively involved as drug mules for the past six months prior to their arrests, he disclosed.
The suspects have been detained for investigation under Section 39B and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
“They have been remanded for seven days until July 30 for questioning,” he said.
Also present was Sarawak NCID deputy chief Supt Wong Leong Meng.