Teen turns thief to feed addiction

A teenager in Sarawak would often steal from her father just to feed her syabu addiction, reported Berita Harian.

The 18-year-old, known as Chulat, said sometimes she would even sneak into her father's rubber plantation and secretly tap rubber just to raise money to buy syabu.

"It was all to feed my addiction so I could buy a packet of syabu, which cost RM50.

"At that time, I was only thinking of how I could get money to buy the drugs," said Chulat.

She is now placed at the 1Malaysia Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) in Bachok after police arrested her last year.

Chulat said she became addicted to syabu after she broke up with her boyfriend and her friends suggested drugs to help ease the stress of the break-up.

Another CCRC resident known as Liza said she used to steal from her employers to feed her addiction.

The 38-year-old single mother said she worked as a cashier at a local supermarket in Kuala Lumpur.

Liza said her failed marriage 10 years ago was the reason why she became so addicted to drugs that she had to ask her siblings to take care of her two children.