‘Some schools covering up drug-related problems’

Posted on July 4, 2012, Wednesday

by Philip Kiew, reporters@theborneopost.com.

Supt Mohd Bukhori Saffai

LIMBANG: Some secondary schools here have apparently been trying to cover-up the drug-related disciplinary problems of students from the police.

Limbang OCPD Superintendent Mohd Bukhori Saffai revealed that some school authorities seemed unwilling to cooperate with them.

“I am disappointed with the actions of certain quarters, who do not like the presence of police in the schools, are unwilling to cooperate and trying to cover-up their disciplinary problems,” he told a press conference.

He said two youths, one aged 14, were detained on Sunday after their urine tested positive for syabu.

They were arrested after being observed by the police as acting suspiciously.

“Following the arrests and investigation, we have identified several students aged between 14 and 16 from a secondary school in the district, who are believed to be involved in drug abuse,” he revealed.

He warned that more students would be identified as the police have collected strong evidence to connect them to drug abuse offences.

The police chief warned that concealing disciplinary problems contradicts the Ministry of Education’s order and school heads could face disciplinary action.

“We will not compromise on any criminal activities, including drug abuse involving students, and efforts would be continued to overcome such problems.” He added that such disciplinary problems are cancerous phenomena that must be stopped from spreading.

Meanwhile, police arrested a 29-year-old male suspect last week at the Limbang Customs Department wharf for possession of drugs, an offence under Section 39A (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act (DDA) 1952.

A search led to the recovery of 6.54 grams of syabu crystals, which are believed to be for the suspect’s own use.

“The investigation is underway and the suspect has been released on police bail,” added Mohd Bukhori.

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