Unclaimed parcel containing drugs seized

The seized parcel that contains drugs.

MIRI: Miri Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) on Saturday (Jan 30) seized an unclaimed parcel containing marijuana weighing 1.05kg and valued around RM2,500 from a courier company at Jalan Bypass here.

Miri Police chief ACP Hakemal Hawari said a team of Miri NCID personnel, led by ASP Mingat Bakil, seized the unclaimed parcel, couriered from Peninsula Malaysia, and found one transparent packet containing compressed lumps of dried leaves believed to be marijuana.

He said the team seized the drugs at 3.45pm on Saturday (Jan 30) after the recipient failed to collect the consignment within seven days.

“However, no arrest was made and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he told the New Sarawak Tribune today (Jan 31).

He added that the parcel was declared to contain food storage items, but there were no food containers found inside.

Efforts to track down the parcel’s owner are underway.

The parcel was sent by an unknown person from Petaling Jaya, Selangor on Jan 20 to a recipient in Permyajaya here.

“We are still looking for the owner of the parcel and no arrest has been made so far,” said Hakemal.