Cops seize syabu worth RM360k, drug mule nabbed in Sandakan

KOTA KINABALU: A foreign woman in her 40’s, believed to have been moving in and out of Sabah as a drug mule, has been nabbed in Sandakan.

With her arrest at a food stall in the district, police seized what was believed to be syabu weighing more than 7kg and worth about RM360, 000 from a tightly packed box she had with her at about 5pm on April 23.

Sabah police chief Datuk Omar Mammah said this drug bust is the largest for Sabah so far this year. He said during the raid, the woman was found with a huge box, which was tightly taped and tied up and believed ready to be smuggled out of Sabah and for distribution in the local market.

He said upon inspection, they found that the biscuit and coffee packets were filled with what is believed to be syabu.

The woman, who was tested negative for drugs and unemployed, told police that she got the supplies from Lahad Datu. Omar said they are on the hunt for her husband who has gone into hiding, tracking down the suppliers, her accomplices and investigating other matters with regards to this case.

If convicted of her crime under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, the suspect could face the gallows or given life imprisonment with canning.

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