Duo arrested, 71.31g drugs seized

The drugs valued at RM7,130 seized from the suspects at Batang Paloh ferry jetty.

MUKAH: Police arrested two men and seized drugs worth over RM7,000 during a roadblock at Batang Paloh ferry jetty, in Daro last Friday (July 16).

The suspects, aged 31 and 35 from Pulau Bruit, were detained after police noticed they were riding a motorcycle suspiciously around 7.50pm.

Matu-Daro police chief DSP Neil Beginda said inspections found a brown bag stored under the seat of the motorcycle.

“Further inspections found 15 plastic packets containing crystalline lumps believed to be syabu wrapped in a plastic package inside the bag.

“In addition, police also found a newspaper package coated with adhesive tape containing crystalline lumps.”

Neil said the drugs weighing 71.31g was valued at RM7,130.

Investigations also found that the drug supplies were obtained from Sibu to be distributed in Matu-Daro district.

He stated that both men along with the drugs, were taken to the police station for further action.

The suspects who tested positive for drugs, would be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death penalty.