Drugs: 52 held in KK op
Published on: Monday, September 23, 2019
By: Sherell Jeffrey
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KOTA KINABALU: A total of 52 people were detained for various drug offences during a weeklong operation in the city from Sept 14. 

City Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji said those detained comprised locals and foreigners, aged between 16 and 57.

Of the figure, he said, three were caught for drug supply and distribution, 21 for drug possession and the rest for substance abuse. 

Police also seized 14.87gm of syabu and 9.7gm of ketamine worth an estimated RM2,198. The latest raid was conducted in Pekan Inanam, Kg Sembulan and Kg Lobou from Sept 18 to Sept 20.

“The ‘Ops Sarang’ is aimed at identifying and taking action not only against drug distribution syndicates but also to curb rampant instances of substance abuse in the city,” said Habibi. 

“Efforts to eradicate drug distribution and substance abuse in the city will be intensified from time to time to ensure people’s wellbeing and public order.” 

Members of the public are welcome to channel information via the city police Hotline at 088-529220 or their Facebook page at Polis Daerah Kota Kinabalu 

Meanwhile, 10 Filipinos, comprising nine men and a boy aged between 16 and 55, were detained during an integrated operation on Saturday to eradicate undocumented immigrants in the city.

A total of 80 people were rounded up for documentation screening in the six-hour operation from 2pm, according to Habibi. 

However, 70 of them were released after their employers and family members furnished their MyKads and original passports. 

 The operation held in seven locations in the State Capital also involved personnel from the General Operations Force, Rela, City Hall and the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd. The raids were focused on areas where there was a concentrated growth of undocumented immigrants. 



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