Police detained a 26-year old jobless man tested positive for amphetamine allegedly involved in a number of road bully, extortionist cases around Kuching after tracking him down on Facebook and Whatsapp for three days.
Following tip-offs from viral postings on Facebook and Whatapp, the police finally zero in on the suspect at Bintawa around 8pm on Monday.
They also seized his maroon-coloured Perodua Kenari allegedly used in numerous criminal activities in the city.
District police chief ACP Roslan Bek Ahmad confirmed the case when contacted by The Borneo Post.
“A check of his Perodua Kenari found that it did not have any road tax and had several scratches on its body.
“On the allegation made against him on Facebook, the suspect claimed his vehicle was indeed hit by another motorist and admitted that he did ask for monetary compensation, but denied committing extortion or issuing threats,” said Roslan, reports The Borneo Post.
The district police chief said the had not received any police reports of the man alleged victims.
However, police decided to detained the suspect under Section 3(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 since it was a matter of public concern.
He will also to be charged in court under Section 9(3) the Poisons Act 1952 – an offence he committed in a separate case.
ACP Roslan thanked Facebook users for highlighting the matter and their cooperation.