1. SUSPECTED METH DEALERS ARRESTED IN RAID
Police have arrested two men and seized drugs with a street value of twelve thousand five hundred and seventeen Ringgit 60 cents during a raid at a high-end condominium in Miri.
Sarawak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) head superintendent Sahar Abdul Latif said police arrested a 50-year-old man at the condominium’s parking lot.
He added, they conducted a search on his car where they discovered a plastic package containing a substance suspected to be syabu (methamphetamine) weighing 83 grams and heroin weighing 1.93 grams.
The first suspect then led police to a nearby apartment police arrested the second suspect, aged 39.
A search of the apartment yielded cash amounting to 10,000 Ringgit, believed to be drug profits.
Police are investigating the case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952, which carries the death sentence upon conviction.
2. CAMBODIAN JOB SCAM: COOK PLEADS NOT GUILTY
A 24-year-old cook pleaded not guilty to a cheating charge in connection to the recent Cambodian job scam, which saw 47 Malaysians being detained in Cambodia.
Magistrate Faelly Jeffery Lanjungan released Chang Ying Siong on a 10,000 Ringgit bail in two sureties, with his passport also surrendered to the court until the case is settled.
Chang was charged under Section 417 of the Penal Code which carries a maximum penalty of five years behind bars, a fine and whipping upon conviction.
He was among three suspects in the wanted list, but the two other suspects have been released on police bail.
3. STEERING COMMITTEE MET TWICE ON MA63
The federal government will amend Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution to restore the status of Sabah and Sarawak as equal partners with Peninsular Malaysia.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong said this in Parliament when responding to a question from Libaran MP Datuk Zakaria Mohd Edris yesterday.
He told the August House that the Cabinet agreed to this in a meeting on March 6.
He added, in pursuant to the decision, it would then require amendment to Article 1(2) of the Federal Constitution.