Two men arrested for possession of syabu

DSP Lim Jaw Shyong

PADAWAN: Police arrested two men for possession of the drug syabu in two separate raids in Batu Kawa near here last Thursday.

District acting police chief DSP Lim Jaw Shyong said the first raid was carried out on an unnumbered shop in RPR Batu Kawa around 11am. The team conducted a check on a 30-year-old man.

“The unemployed man was found with a transparent plastic packet.

“Inside was another green plastic packet containing chunks of crystals believed to be syabu weighing about 6.60g.

“The suspect confessed that it was his first drug supply obtained from a man in the area by cash. He paid RM400 for the drug and it was traded by hand,” he said in a statement today.

He added that investigation would continue to obtain further information to detect the source of the drug supply.

Meanwhile, the second raid was done at 11.20am behind a shop in Batu Kawa where police arrested a 25-year-old man.

He was found with a cigarette box containing two transparent plastic packets. Inside each packet were eight other red plastic packets containing crystals believed to be syabu weighing about 5.05g.

“Also found were dried leaves suspected to be cannabis, weighing about 0.74g,” DSP Lim pointed out.

The subject had been getting his supply from an unidentified man through bank-in payment and the item would be left on the ground near Jalan Stampin. The last time the subject picked up the supply was a day before the arrest.

The first case will be investigated under Section 39A(1) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, while the second case will be investigated under Section 39A(1), Section 6 and Section 15(1)(a) of the same Act.