Sabah Police Going All Out Against Drug Offences

Sabah Police Going All Out Against Drug Offences -

Sabah Police Going All Out Against Drug Offences


LABUAN, Feb 25 (Bernama)-- The Sabah police contingent arrested a total of 13, 914 people, for more than a few offenses beneath the Dangerous Drugs Act two 1952 and Poisons Act 1952 remaining year, in contrast to 10, 894 in 2017, an make bigger of 27.72 percent.

According to  Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah,  the narcotics criminal investigation branch seized 201.9 kilograms of syabu, five kilograms of ganja, 411.69 grams ketamine, 351 ecstasy tablets and six kilograms of 'daun ketum'.

He stated the department additionally arrested seventy-one drug traffickers underneath the Dangerous Drugs Act (Special Preventive Measures) 1985, some of whom have been imposed restrict orders and detention at mental rehabilitation centers.

"Following the arrests, we have seized drug peddlers' assets really worth RM14.8 million beneath the Dangerous Drugs (Forfeiture of Property) Act 1988, of which RM5.4 million was once in 2018 and RM9.4 million in 2017.

"The seizures have effectively paralyzed the drug syndicate in Sabah," he stated at a press conference held after launching the state-level Ops Sarang at the Labuan District Police headquarters right here today.

Omar stated between January to Feb 21 this year, a whole of 2,299 humans have been nabbed for a number of offenses under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the Poisons Act 1952.

"Of these, 168 were arrested for drug trafficking and investigated below Section 39B, Section 39A (2) and 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," Omar said.

He said the seizure of syabu so some distance this year used to be the perfect with 3.9 kilograms, followed by 'daun ketum' with six kilograms.

Omar said the Sabah police used to be conscious of the rampant abuse of 'daun ketum' in Sabah, which used to be firstly from peninsula Malaysia.

He stated it was estimated that about 60 percent of those involved in drug abuse and trafficking have been locals and the remaining have been illegal immigrants and foreigners.

Meanwhile, on the 'Ops Sarang' in Labuan, a complete of sixty-eight humans have been rounded up inclusive of a woman.

"Of these, we arrested seven people, two and opened investigation papers on drug offenses below Section 39A (1), Section 12 (2) and Section 15 (1) (A) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, with 11.08 grams of syabu seized," he said.

He added that the three-hour Ops Sarang which used to be held from 4 am to 7 am concerned personnel from the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK), the Immigration Department, the National Registration Department, and the nearby authorities.

--BERNAMA