MIRI: Police have arrested three drug traffickers and subsequently made the largest drug and asset seizure in Sarawak to date, totalling RM409,917.
Sarawak Deputy Commissioner of Police Datuk Dev Kumar M.M Sree said the three local suspects aged 32, 38 and 47 were arrested in two raids on Sunday and Monday at two locations in Luak Bay here.
“We believe the detention of three suspects and the seizures will temporarily halt drug distribution activities at entertainment centres here,” he said at a press conference at Miri District Police Headquarters (IPD) today.
Dev said the total seizure value of the two raids was RM409,917 with the seized drugs valued at RM315,930 and the assets, RM93,987.
He said the first raid was conducted on Sunday at 7.40 pm on the first floor of a shop house in Luak Bay with a seizure of 4,044 ecstacy pills weighing 1,260 grammes (gm), 2,240 gm of powdered ketamine and 1,830 gm of a mixture of fruit juice and ketamine.
“Also seized were a Chevrolet Orlando worth RM60,000, a Toyota Camry worth RM15,000, RM11,095 in cash, jewellery worth RM4,892 and watches valued at RM3,000,” he said.
He said the second raid took place at 4 pm on Monday at a house in Luak Bay with a seizure of 416 grams of ketamine and a mixture of fruit juice and ketamine weighing 695 gm.
According to him, police also seized various equipment and materials for processing, weighing and packing drugs for distribution purposes around entertainment centres in Miri.
He said the case was investigated under section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and that the three suspects, all unemployed, had been remanded for seven days starting Sept 30.
“Initial drug testing was conducted on all three suspects and found to be positive,” he added.