KUCHING: A month-long integrated operation codenamed ‘Ops Bersepadu Rempuh Pusher’ started with a huge bust involving the arrest of 29 locals and drugs seizure worth RM25,769 in the first week of August.
District police chief ACP Ahsmon Bajah said the ongoing operation from Aug 1 until Sept 1, involved a total of 37 personnel from Kuching Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) and other divisions as well as police stations.
From Monday to Thursday (Aug 1 – 5), a total of eight raids were conducted at Jalan Stutong, Kampung Siol Kandis, Kampung Lintang, Lorong Stampin Timur and Jalan Mancis.
“In the raids, police arrested 29 individuals (27 men and two women) aged between 18 and 47. A total of 26 suspects are junkies (drug users).
“Meanwhile, three of them are pushers (drug sellers). One of them (pushers) will be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act (ADB) 1952, which provides for the death penalty if convicted.
“Another suspect is being investigated under Section 39A (2) ADB, which provides for a jail term of not less than five years to life imprisonment and whipping, and the third pusher is being investigated under Section 39A (1) ADB with a jail term of up to five years and whipping, if convicted,” he said.
Aside from that, a whopping RM25,769 worth of drugs were seized from the suspects. These consisted of 37.69g of syabu, 6.1g of ketamine, 400.6g of Ecstasy powder, 49 Ecstasy pills and 22 Eramin 5 pills.
Ahsmon added that police also seized a samurai sword, a kerambit knife, a car and a motorcycle in the operation.