SIBU: Police here arrested a 40-year-old man here on suspicion of drug possession.
Sibu police chief ACP Zulkipli Suhaili said the local man was picked up around 3pm yesterday in a public toilet at Lorong Salim.
“An inspection conducted found him in possession of a plastic packet containing crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine,” he said in a statement today.
He said the drugs weighing about 1014g, were worth approximately RM36,000.
Zulkipli also noted that the suspect tested negative for drug abuse.
“He is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.
“Section 39B provides for a death penalty,” he said.