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Man faces death penalty for drug possession

Douglas tunjukkan dadah

KENINGAU: Police authority had arrested a man suspected to posses 50 grammes of drug worth RM8,000 in a raid at a house addressed No.37 Lorong 4 Taman Anika, here.

The 10.15am raid was launched by a team of police and Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department personnels from Keningau District Police Headquarters (IPD) after receiving information from the public.

District Police Chief, Deputy Superintendent Douglas Taong, said they had arrested the man in his house and the police inspection have found a medium sized plastic packet believed to contain methamphetamine drug, hidden with a grey-purple clothes on his table.

According to him, the case is investigated under Section 39B of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, carrying the punishment of death if found guilty.

In another case, nine individuals including three women were arrested by the authority, believed to be involved with the case of robbing 20 mobile phones and two power banks at a mobile phone shop, here, on 20 February.

Douglas said the suspects aged between 17 to 32 years old were arrested on 6 March around 4.30pm behind Second Café, Keningau, by Keningau IPD Crime Investigation Department personnels with the help of Sabah IPK CID, after the arrest of a man believed to be involved with the case.

Based on the investigation on the male suspect, the police had successfully arrested eight more suspects and seized five mobile phones believed to be stolen from the shop. Two of the suspects are drug positive.

The case is investigated under Section 380 of the Penal Code, with the punishment of jail up to 10 years and a fine if found guilty, he added. – SayangSabah

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