Caught again for drugs

Eight straw tubes and three plastic packets containing crystalline lumps which were seized from the two suspects last Thursday.

KUCHING: A civil servant, who had been arrested a couple of times for drug offences, has obviously not learnt his lesson.

He and a jobless man were arrested for possessing 1.92g of drugs believed to be syabu last Thursday (Apr 29).

Padawan deputy police chief DSP Lim Jaw Shyong, said the suspects were arrested after Padawan narcotics police raided an unnumbered house at Kampung Sungai Aur, Telaga Air, around 7.10pm.

“Body inspections on the first suspect (civil servant), found eight straw tubes and two plastic packets containing crystalline lumps weighing around 1.80g in his pants.

“Meanwhile, inspections on the second suspect led to the discovery of a straw tube containing crystalline lumps weighing around 0.12g in his pants. The total amount of drugs seized was valued at RM280,” he revealed.

The suspects, aged 39 and 22, along with the drugs were brought to Padawan narcotics police office for further actions.

Both men tested positive for drugs.

“Investigations found that one of them has been involved in drug addiction since 2017 while the other has been involved since 2019.

“The suspects claimed to have obtained their supplies of drugs via the bank-in system from a man named “Alek” and efforts to locate the supplier is in full swing,” added Lim.

Both suspects have been remanded until May 4 to facilitate investigations under Section 12(2) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.