Cops raid Sungai Petai house, nab labourer, three others for drug dealing activities

ARNAZ M. KHAIRUL


ALOR GAJAH: Police believe they have finally nailed a notorious and incorrigible drug dealer under Section 39 (b) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which sees the 31-year old facing a lengthy jail term if not death.


This, said Alor Gajah police chief Superintendent A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz, came after the labourer was nabbed with three others, aged between 20 and 40, in an 11.30am raid on a house in Sungai Petai yesterday.


The raid produced a haul of more than RM9,000 worth of illicit drugs, including 59 grams of heroin and 51 grams of syabu, which was sufficient to charge the suspect under Section 39 (b).


"Drug pushers are smart and they usually break up their supply into smaller quantities to avoid facing sterner penalties should they be caught," said Asmadi.


"This suspect in fact, was already facing trial for a similar offence, but under Section 39 (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which carries lighter penalties due to the quantity of drugs seized."


Asmadi said all four detained in the raid had also tested positive for meth as they had been consuming the drugs when the raiding party of 11 officers from the Alor Gajah criminal investigation department stormed the home, said to have belonged to the suspect's late mother.


"This suspect had also previously been detained under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959. This shows you that this is an incorrigible drug dealer and having detained him with an amount of drugs under Section 39 (b), means we can now hope that the Alor Gajah area is much cleaner from drugs."