Three Filipinos arrested for drug in Lahad Datu

Three Filipinos arrested for drug in Lahad Datu

LAHAD DATU,  Feb 24  (NNN-BERNAMA) – A man and his wife were among three Filipinos arrested by the police during a drug-raid at a house  in Kampung Silam here last night.

Lahad Datu district police chief  ACP Nasri Mansor said the couple, who was in a room, attempted to evade arrest when the police raided the premises at about 8 pm, but was later apprehended.

During inspection, the wife, aged 38, attempted to hide a purse containing 13 plastic packets of syabu, weighing 32.52gm, he said in a statement here today.

He said the police also found 10 sheets of tin foil and drinking straws.

The police also arrested the woman’s 42-year-old husband, he said, adding that the raid at the house was conducted following an earlier arrest of a 50-year-old man, who was found in possession of 5.60gm of syabu, at an oil palm plantation in the village.

He said all three suspects were unemployed and tested positive for drug.


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