Warisan denies getting funds from drug trafficking syndicate in Sabah

WARISAN today denied allegations that it received funds from or has any ties with the biggest drug trafficking syndicate in Sabah.

Warisan secretary-general Datuk Loretto Sipin Padua said the party considers allegations hurled against it as extreme political slander to damage the reputation of the party and its leaders.

He added if the allegations persist, the party would not hesitate to take legal action against those who link Warisan to any illegal activities or syndicates.

“Warisan regrets that there is still a small group of irresponsible parties trying to link the case with the party, as has been disseminated through WhatsApp,” he said in a statement today.

Loretto also stated that Warisan welcomed the police’s success with the Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) and said that those suspected of being involved must be investigated and charged.

Yesterday (Dec 26), Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay was reported to have said that a drug syndicate leader, with the title “Datuk”, was among 10 men held in Sabah on suspicion of being involved in the biggest drug trafficking syndicate in the state.

He also noted all the suspects, aged between 36 and 48, were arrested in a special operation at 2.30am on Monday (Dec 25).

Following the announcement, a message went viral on WhatsApp claiming that an individual, with the title “Datuk”, in the syndicate had ties with Warisan leaders and was even involved in giving funds to the party. – Dec 27, 2023

Subscribe and get top news delivered to your Inbox everyday for FREE