KUCHING: Sarawak anti-narcotics police scored a major success against drug trafficking when they uncovered an illegal drug lab in Miri and seized drugs worth RM2,080,890 on Monday (Aug 3).
State deputy police commissioner Datuk Dev Kumar said a team from Narcotics Investigation Department (NCID) raided a condominium in Miri around 8pm and arrested two individuals, including a woman, aged 43 and 28 years old.
“Inspections found that both individuals were using the condominium to create drug mixtures.
“The raiding team also seized various drugs worth RM1,330,740 inside the condominium,” he said in a statement.
Dev said the man tested positive for methamphetamine while the woman tested positive for ketamine. They will be investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
In a recent update, he added that the police were escorted by one of the individuals to another condominium unit in the same location around 8.15pm after the first operation.
“The team found some packets and containers containing a mixture of Ecstacy and fruit juice with an estimated weight of 7,491g and Eramin 5 pills (24g),” he said, adding that the drugs seized in the second raid were worth RM750,150.
The drugs confiscated comprised ecstasy powder (16,546g), 2,530 ecstasy pills (756g), ketamine (998g), Eramin 5 powder (3,159.20g), 11,070 Eramin 5 pills (3,140g), and syabu (233g).
Dev disclosed that the total value of the seizure in both operations was estimated at RM2,080,890 and was believed to be distributed to 195,688 drug addicts.
The police also seized other properties in the said location such as RM5,360 cash, a RM15,000 Myvi car and a RM29,000 gold chain – totalling up to RM43,360.
“This is the largest drug seizure in Sarawak this year. I want to express my congratulations to the Sarawak NCID that has achieved a lot of success lately.
“The Sarawak police will continue to remain committed in carrying out the trust entrusted to combat drug activities in the state,” he stated.