21-year-old arrested in Sibu with RM402,052 worth of drugs and vehicle

In a recent raid at an apartment in Jalan Wong King Huo, Sibu, a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking. The Sibu IPD Narcotics CID team conducted the operation, which resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of illegal drugs, including 71 packets of powder believed to be a mixture of ecstasy weighing 2.294 grams, 1,511 pills suspected to be ecstasy weighing 566.73 grams, 43 packets containing crystal powder believed to be ketamine weighing 273 grams, and 26 packets of yellowish white powder suspected to be ecstasy weighing 25,447 grams.

“The current value of the overall seizure is estimated at RM402,052 (US$97,000) and police also seized a Ford Ranger worth RM146,000 (US$35,000) believed to be the suspect’s vehicle,” said Sibu police chief Zulkipli Suhaili in a media conference. He also mentioned that a urine test revealed the suspect tested positive for methamphetamine/benzodiazepines (Meth/Benzo), and a police check found that the local man has three previous drug cases.

The suspect, who is believed to have been involved in drug trafficking for the past six months, was remanded under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. This arrest highlights the ongoing efforts by law enforcement to crack down on drug-related crimes in the region and the importance of collaboration between the community and authorities to combat such activities.

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Lee Shuyi

Lee is an expat writer living in Thailand. She specialises in Southeast Asian news for the Thaiger. When she's not writing, Lee enjoys immersing herself in Thai culture and learning Thai.

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