KOTA KINABALU:- Police here seized 7,556 gm of syabu worth RM1.05 million in two raids at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA),Terminal 2, on Feb 12. Sabah Contingent CID Narcotics chief Supt Abdul Rahim Dolmat said police acting on intelligence information, also nabbed two local men, both Chinese aged 29 and 31.
He said initial investigations revealed the two suspects who had arrived on a flight from Johor, were paid up to RM10,000 to serve as ‘human couriers’ for drug traffickers.
In the first case, the suspect was apprehended at the arrival gate of the airport.
“He had two boxes of ‘Oolong Tea’ in his suitcase but further inspection found that the tea, in eight plastic packets, were actually syabu weighing 4,030 gm,” he told reporters here today.
In the second case, the suspect was apprehended at the airport parking lot.
“He was carrying a bag with two boxes of ‘Oolong Tea’ which actually turned out to be seven plastic packets of crystalline substance believed to be syabu, weighing 3,536 gm,” he said.
Meanwhile, Abdul Rahim said as of yesterday since Jan 1, a total of 2,060 individuals had been detained for drug-related offences in Sabah.
Police seized 9,923.88 gm of syabu, 319.96 gm of ganja, 1.60 gm of ketamin, four ecstasy pills and one eramin pill in that period, he said. -BERNAMA