Two Kids With Dad Among Five Held In Drug Bust At UA Plaza

ACP Chandra, centre, with his team of senior city cops, show off the drugs and other seized items at Tuesday's press conference.
ACP Chandra, centre, with his team of senior city cops, show off the drugs and other seized items at Tuesday’s press conference.

KOTA KINABALU: A a four year-old girl and her eight year-old brother, whose father is believed to be a drug dealer, was arrested in a police raid Monday.

Police also detained two unemployed men, aged 33 and 38, at the University Apartment Plaza in Jalan Sulaman at about 7.30pm.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner M Chandra said RM65,000 worth of syabu was also seized from the suspects.

The 33-year old father, who was also the driver of the two suspects returned later to pick up his accomplices, but was arrested instead.

ACP Chandra said police believe the man brought his children along to deflect suspicion.

“The siblings are under our watch at the moment,” he told the media here Tuesday.

Based on police investigations, the driver and another suspect have a record involving drugs.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the death penalty if convicted.