KENINGAU: One of the two local men arrested under suspicion of possessing and trafficking ecstasy drugs is about to receive mandatory death sentence under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
District Police Chief, DSP Douglas Nyeging Taong, said the suspects aged 29 and 35 years old were held by police during their MPV duty at the roads around Kuala Punteh, Keningau, around 5.30pm. last Monday.
Upon inspection on the suspects’ red Isuzu Dmax vehicle with registration number of SS9641R, which was parked suspiciously at the side of the road, the police discovered a small plastic bag kept inside the driver’s right pants pocket which contained three ecstasy pills weighing 1.10gramme.
“The police continued their inspection on the vehicle and found eight transparent plastic packet with pills, believed to be ecstasy, amounting to 482 tablets and weighed up to 184.00 gramme, and estimated to be worth RM7,000, hidden inside the storage space near the rear mirror. Dry leaves believed to be marijuana kept between folded papers were also found inside a Gudang Garam cigarette packet kept under the front passenger lower space,” he said at a press conference after the IPD monthly assembly in Tuesday.
Police personnel then seized all the items and both suspects were brought to the station for further action.
He said initial urine test on the two men also found them positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine drugs. –SayangSabah