Foreigner held for possessing drugs

The seized cigarette box which contains the drugs.

MIRI: A 25-year-old foreign man was detained for possessing syabu, weighing six grammes, yesterday (July 6).

Bintulu police chief Supt Zulkipli Suhaili said the suspect was arrested by a team from the Bintulu Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID), led by Inspector Nicholas Golibin, at 3.40pm at a staircase of a shop at Kidurong Industrial Park, Jalan Tanjong Kidurong.

“Further inspection on the man found the drugs inside two transparent plastic packets and three sealed tube of straws which was concealed inside a cigarette box,” he said.

The estimated value of the drugs was RM1,200.

The case is being investigated under Sections 39A(1) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, and Section 6(1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.