1) HAZY CONDITIONS CAUSED BY BUSHFIRES IN MIRI
Bush-fires at Marina Square, Canada Hill and Holiday Park in Miri yesterday have resulted in hazy conditions in the city.
Fire and Rescue Department’s operation commander Abang Mohd Fhazil Abang Abdul Manaf said they received a report on bush-fires in an area of about four acres at 12.30am yesterday.
He said, the cause of the fire is likely to be due to the burning of rubbish near the beach, which then spread to the nearby bushes.
The Air Pollutant Index (IPU) in Miri at 3pm yesterday was 57 in the city and 52 in ILP Miri.
2) POLICE SEIZED RM12,790 WORTH OF GANJA
Meanwhile, police seized ganja worth an estimated RM12,790 from a 26-year-old man at a house in RPR Jalan Astana on Tuesday.
Police found 639.5 grams of the drug during a raid at 7.15pm.
According to Kuching district police acting chief Supt Ismail Mahmud, police conducted a body search on the suspect and found 1.5 grams of ganja inside his pocket. He then led police to his bedroom where another 63 packets of ganja were kept inside a bag.
The suspect, who is said to be unemployed, does not have a criminal record.
He was detained at the Tabuan Jaya police station for investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking, Section 6 for drug possession, and Section 15(1) for drug abuse.
During a subsequent raid at another RPR Jalan Astana house at 7.50pm, police arrested a 30-year-old man after finding 15 plastic packets of ganja weighing 96 grams worth an estimated RM1,920 in his possession.
The suspect will be investigated under Section 15(1)(a) and Section 39A(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.