MIRI: A 33-year-old teacher has been arrested on suspicion of being a syabu drug pusher. He was arrested yesterday in a car with a male accomplice at Merapok road, Lawas.
A packet of syabu weighing 27.7gm, with a street value of RM4,000, was inside the armrest of the vehicle, police said.
Lawas police chief, Abang Zainal Abidin Abang Ahmad, said police believe the drugs were meant to be sold at the neighbouring highlands district of Long Bawan, Indonesia.
“Based on our investigation, the drugs were not sold to the secondary school students where he teaches,” he told Bernama.
He said the two men, from Kampung Punang, Berayong, Lawas, had tested positive for amphetamine.
The Sarawak Teachers Union, the state’s largest teachers union, has expressed shock and dismay over the arrest.
STU president Jisin Nyud said the union was ready to cooperate with the police and National Anti-Drug Agency to combat the drug problem.