Police arrest trio for drug possession


KOTA KINABALU: Police have arrested three men for drug possession at Sadong Jaya here.

The trio, all in their early 40s, was detained during an operation on Friday morning, when police spotted them behaving suspiciously in a car.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner M. Chandra said they set up surveillance following a tip-off on rampant drug activities taking place at the area.

“Upon inspection, police found two plastic bags in a box placed at the back of the car.

“One of the plastic bags contained dried leaves believed to be cannabis, while the other plastic bag contained a crystal-like substance believed to be syabu,” he added.

Chandra said the cannabis weighed about 2.74g and the syabu, around 5.10g. Market prices for the drugs were estimated at RM100 for the cannabis and RM400 for the syabu.

All three tested positive for drug and were remanded for further investigations under Section 39A (1), Section 6 and Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.