Woman among five held for drugs

The five drug suspects after their arrest at a house in Jalan Batu Kawa on Tuesday (Nov 24).

KUCHING: Five individuals were arrested for alleged drug abuse during a raid at a house in Jalan Batu Kawa here, on Tuesday.

Padawan police chief, Supt Aidil Bolhassan said the suspects comprised four men and one woman, aged 27 to 43.

Upon inspection, the police found two plastic bags containing small packets of crystalline substances suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 17.30g inside a closet in the living room of the house.

Urine tests also found three of the suspects positive of methamphetamine and amphetamine.

Moreover, background checks found that one of the three male suspects had a record of being arrested under Section 15 of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Early investigations found out that one of the male suspects had obtained the supplies from a local man named Abie to whom the amount of RM2,000 was paid. He later took the items after being ‘disposed’ at MJC area.