Suspected drug dealer dies in crash while fleeing cops

09 Apr 2023 01:20pm
A suspected drug distributor died after his car crashed while he was fleeing a police operation in Lahad Datu yesterday.
A suspected drug distributor died after his car crashed while he was fleeing a police operation in Lahad Datu yesterday.
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LAHAD DATU - A suspected drug distributor died after his car crashed while he was fleeing a police operation on Jalan POIC here yesterday.

Lahad Datu district police chief ACP Rohan Shah Ahmah said the 28-year-old suspect had tried to ram two policemen conducting the Op Tapis at about 11.45 am.

"The suspect aggressively reversed his car and tried to run down a policeman, before making a U-turn and driving against traffic in a bid to hit another policeman.

"Acting in self-defence, the (second) policeman fired a shot at the suspect’s car. The car moved at high speed and crashed at a roundabout about 400 metres away,” he said in a statement today. He said the suspect died at the scene.

Police recovered 7.45 grammes of syabu worth about RM1,490 and two samurai swords from the car.

He had five previous convictions for drug-related offences and was wanted for commercial crime cases.- BERNAMA

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