Man arrested for suspected drug abuse

MIRI: Miri Narcotic Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) detained a 24-year-old man on suspicion of drug abuse during an operation carried out on Saturday along the Miri-Bintulu road nearby Lambir here.

The suspect was stopped by the police while navigating the area around 11pm.

Further checked on the man, police discovered a transparent plastic packet believed to contain methamphetamine (syabu) weighing around 5.50gm with a street value of RM850.

The suspect was taken to Miri Central police station (CPS) for questioning, and was later tested positive for syabu.

The case is being investigated under Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.