Sabah cops seized 55.4kg syabu worth nearly RM2 million
KOTA KINABALU: A 50-year old drug syndicate member had failed terribly in disguising the criminal activity as an ornamental fish business, when police seized RM1.994 million worth of syabu from the premises on Jan 4.
The suspect was detained in a raid carried out by the Sabah Police Contingent headquarters (IPK) Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (JSJN) at the vicinity of a courier service company in Inaman, here, in the incident which took place at about 4.15pm.
Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Jauteh Dikun said the suspect was driving a Perodua Bezza which was filled with three boxes containing a total of 33.62 kilograms of syabu worth about RM1.21 million.
He said further investigations and with the suspect's cooperation, the police managed to raid another premises located at the Aeropod commercial building, here, last Saturday.
"The police found two boxes containing syabu weighing 21.78 kg which is worth about RM784,080.
"This makes the total of drugs seized 55.40kg which is worth RM1.994 million based on the current market price," he said in a press conference at the Sabah IPK, today.
He added that police had also seized RM102,097 cash from the suspect adding that the latter was tested positive for Amphetamine and Methamphetamine.
"We also found that the suspect has 17 previous drug-related and theft criminal record.
"Investigations are ongoing under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction," he said.