63 held in KK drug op; 46 illegals in Tawau
Published on: Sunday, May 19, 2019
By: Del Roester Rudim

KOTA KINABALU: Sixty-three people, aged between 14 and 50, were detained during a week-long anti-drug crackdown from May 11 to 17 around the city.

City acting Police Chief Supt George Rakman said the raids focused on several villages – Kg Sembulan Lama, Kg Delima, Kg Likas and Kg Kalutan Inanam.

Of the 63 arrested, three are believed to be dealers, 15 had drugs in their possession, 44 were tested positive for drugs and one was nabbed under the Poisons Act.

“A total of 46 suspects are locals and the rest are illegal immigrants,” Supt George said.

Syabu weighing about 18.54gm worth RM2,781 were also seized.

All suspects will be investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act and Poisons Act.

Supt George urged the public to continue being the eyes and ears to the police in a bid to rid the city of crime and illegal immigrants.

Meanwhile, in TAWAU, 46 undocumented immigrants were rounded up during a special integrated operation coordinated by the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) at Mile 8, Jalan Tinagat, Friday.

It is believed that Sungai Nyamuk in Indonesia was used as a hiding place or transit before entering the country illegally via rat trails. 

Esscom Commander DCP Datuk Hazani Ghazali said a total of 48 Indonesians were initially inspected during the 9.30am operation, leading to the discovery of 46 without documents. 

He said those detained, aged between one and 59, comprised 25 men, 15 women, two boys and four girls. 

The detainees were subsequently brought to the temporary detention centre off Jalan Utara Baru for further action.

On that note, he called for public support and cooperation especially where channelling information on undocumented immigrants is concerned.

At the same time, he said Esscom will continue to activate operations, especially special integrated operations, to combat the issue from continuing. 


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