(File pix) An unemployed man and his Indonesian wife were arrested in a police raid yesterday for possessing RM200,000 worth of syabu and ecstasy pills. Pix by Syamsi Suhaimi

KUCHING: An unemployed man and his Indonesian wife were arrested in a police raid yesterday for possessing RM200,000 worth of syabu and ecstasy pills.

Acting on a tip-off and following weeks of surveillance, police seized 613.8g of syabu, 750 Eramin 5 pills and 140 ecstasy pills when they raided the suspect’s house in Muara Tabuan here at 4pm.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Abang Ahmad Abang Julai said the raiding party arrested the 45-year-old man, who was carrying a sling bag, at the parking lot of his apartment.

“Police found 2.1g of syabu and 100 Eramin 5 pills inside the sling bag.

“The raiding party later inspected the man’s house and arrested his 40-year-old wife.

“We also found 611.7g of syabu, 140 ecstasy pills and 650 Eramin 5 pills, which was stuffed inside a plastic bag and placed inside one of the rooms,” he told reporters at the Kuching police headquarters here today.

Police, he said, also seized RM2,000 and a Toyota Vios belonging to the suspect to facilitate investigation into the case.

Preliminary checks showed the suspect had been trafficking drugs since last year.

Abang Ahmad said both of them have been remanded for seven days and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death sentence.

Translated from Harian Metro

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