Jobless man held for possessing drugs

The suspect and the seized drugs.

BAU: An unemployed man was arrested for drug possession at Kampung Segubang here on Monday (July 26).

Bau district police chief DSP Poge Nyaon said the police conducted a raid on a house in the village at 5.45am.

“The police found a plastic packet containing crystalline lumps believed to be syabu on the floor of the house.

“The 21-year-old suspect and the drugs, weighing 0.30g, were taken to the police station for further action,” he said.

A background check found that the suspect has several past records related to narcotic offenses. He also tested positive for drugs.

The suspect will be remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 12(2) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Poge assured that the Bau narcotic police will continue to conduct inspections from time to time around the town, villages or in suspected drug dens throughout the district so as to eradicate such activity.