‘Tokan’ arrested, drugs worth RM1,500 seized in raid

The drugs weighing 14.66g seized from the ‘tokan’.

SERIAN: Narcotics police foiled a runaway attempt by a ‘tokan’ (drug dealer) during a raid in Kampung Tarat Mawang last Thursday (Apr 15).

Serian OCPD DSP Aswandy Anis said his men raided an unnumbered house in the village around 1.30pm and found a suspicious man inside.

As the team approached to inspect the person, the man got spooked and tried to flee from the police.

“However, the team managed to apprehend the suspect and seized 11 plastic packets containing crystalline lumps believed to be syabu, found in the suspect’s bag.

“The drugs weighing around 14.66g and valued at RM1,500, is believed to be distributed to addicts around the village and the district,” he said.

The team also arrested another man, believed to be involved in substance abuse activities, in a separate raid at the same location.

Aswandy said both men and the seized drugs were taken to Serian NCID headquarters for further actions.

Both suspects aged 21 and 35, tested positive for drugs and will be remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

He assured that similar operation would be held continuously in the future to curb drug distribution and addiction activities in Serian.

He urged the community to channel any information related to drug activities to the police for actions to be taken.