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Over RM50,000 worth drugs seized from man in Miri (2019)

BY Azlan Othman

POLICE in Miri arrested a suspected drug-trafficker found with more than five kg of drugs stashed in a room in a homestay.

The suspect was also found to be holding a Malaysian Restricted Passport to Brunei Darussalam.

The discovery was made at a location along the Miri-Bintulu Highway on Tuesday evening, Malaysian newspapers said.

Miri Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Lim Meng Seah said that the 33-year-old man, who is from Kampong Seberang Kedai, Limbang in northernmost Sarawak, was arrested for drug trafficking under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Police first stopped him on the highway and found 31.26g of drugs in the pockets of his pants. The suspect then led police to the homestay where police discovered a further 5,100g of drugs, including methamphetamine.

The drugs are estimated to have a street value of RM57,000. According to the police, the suspect tested negative for drugs and had no prior criminal records.

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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