A drug-trafficking couple are facing the death penalty after they were caught with RM15,000 worth of cannabis shortly after checking into a hotel with their 2 children.
District police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad said police conducted a raid at a hotel in Jalan Simpang Tiga around 2pm on Monday following a tip-off about possible drug trafficking activities taking place in a room there.
Personnel from the district Narcotics Crime Investigation Department were greeted at the hotel room door by a male, who was immediately detained along with a female and two children in the room with him.
Following an inspection of the room, police found roughly 6.24 grams of suspected cannabis hidden inside a cigarette packet, and a further 746.8 grams of suspected cannabis wrapped in a package that was hidden inside a bag.
Police also seized a scale from the room along with a modified bottle believed to be used to smoke the cannabis.
"Initial investigation revealed that the 31-year-old male from Kampung Tabuan Tengah is married to the 32-year-old female suspect.
"The 9-year-old girl in the room was found to be the couple's daughter, while the 12-year-old boy with them was found to be the woman's child with her previous husband," Roslan said in a statement to the media yesterday.
The arrest and subsequent interrogation of the couple led police to a house at Merryland Estate in Matang later the same afternoon where they arrested a 33-year-old finance company clerk after he was found with roughly 272.45 grams of suspected cannabis hidden in his bedroom.
Roslan went on to reveal that the 3 adult suspects have already been remanded for 7 days for trafficking drugs under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
The 2 children, meanwhile, have been placed in the care of the girl's paternal grandfather.
Source: theborneopost.com, October 6, 2015
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