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National Drugs Policy: Public Urged To Give Views

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NILAI – The National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) is urging the public to give their views on the National Drugs Policy implementation plan through its website beginning today until Nov 30. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the policy which had been agreed upon by the Cabinet on March 10, would serve as the…

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1,256 Students Are Drug Users, Number Rising – AADK

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SEREMBAN – The number of drug users among students is rising with 1,256 detected in the first six months of this year by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK). AADK Prevention Division director Abdul Rahman Hamid said the figure was obtained through urine tests conducted in schools. “The situation is still under control but nevertheless a…

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Four Indonesians Held Over Drugs, Firearms Offences

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  KUNAK – The police arrested four Indonesian nationals suspected to be involved in drugs and firearms activities at a house in a plantation near here early today. Kunak Police chief Supt Mohd Nasaruddin M. Nasir said a police team raided the house at 1.15 am and caught the men, aged between 20 and 54, who had sharp objects…

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Police Probing Case Of 3 Year-Old Boy Alleged To Be Given Drugs

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ALOR SETAR – Police are looking for a three-year-old boy who was forced to consume drugs by his mother’s ex-boyfriend, video clips of which went viral on social media recently. Kedah CID chief, SAC Mior Farid Al Athrash Wahid said the boy’s 53-year-old grandmother, who lives in Gurun, lodged a police report at 4.39 pm…

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Thai Police Intercept Another Drugs Consignment Bound For Hatyai

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BANGKOK – Two men driving a concrete mixer trailer stuffed with 2.2 million ‘Yaba’ (Crazy) Methamphetamine pills were apprehended last Saturday en route to Hatyai, southern Thailand, to deliver the illegal consignment. Both the men, who were arrested in Chumphon Province, refused to divulge any information on the drugs intended destination after reaching Hatyai, but…

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Thai Police Arrest Another Malaysia, Suspected Key Drug Syndicate Member

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BANGKOK – Thai authorities arrested another Malaysian man suspected to be a key member of a drug syndicate at the busy Suvarnabhumi International Airport yesterday evening before he could board a flight back to Malaysia. The man, 44, from Penang was nabbed at 7pm (local time) following surveillance by Thai authorities over his alleged role…

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Police Arrest Indonesian Woman For Drugs Possession

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TAWAU – Police detained an Indonesian woman and seized 5.1 grams of syabu in a raid at Kampung Rancangan Kalabakan, near here, yesterday. Tawau district police chief, ACP Fadil Marsus said police raided the home of the 34-year-old woman at about 9am on suspicion of being involved in drugs. He said the police investigation found…

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Police Arrest Two Men, Seize Over 3.5KG Of Drugs

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JOHOR BAHRU – Police arrested two men and seized more than 3.5 kilogrammes of drugs in a special operation here last night. Johor Narcotics CID chief ACP Lukas Aket said the men, aged 33 and 34, were arrested by the roadside of the Pasir Gudang Expressway at 8.50pm. “Following the arrests, the police raided a…

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Poverty And Neglect Driving Kids To Drugs

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  KUALA LUMPUR – They were poor, their parents had divorced and the eldest son, a 16-year-old, found himself as head of a household which included his two younger siblings. Money was hard to come by. To make ends meet, the eldest got all three of them into the drug business. Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal…

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Two Malaysian Students In Medan Arrested For Drug Possession

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JAKARTA: Two Malaysian students studying medicine and dentistry at the Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) were arrested for the possession of the Ecstasy drug. The duo were arrested at 11.30 pm yesterday after they were believed to have bought the drug from a dealer in Kampung Kubur Jalan Airlangga in Medan. Antara news agency quoted local…

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Tourist Nabbed At KLIA With 5.8kg Of Drugs

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SEPANG: The Customs Depart­ment scored a major success when it foiled an attempt by an Indian national to smuggle in 5.8kg of methamphetamine worth RM1.1mil at KL International Airport. Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said the 39-year-old man was nabbed at 7.40pm on Wednesday, shortly after he arrived at KLIA from Bengaluru, India with…

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Self-Employed Man Sent To The Gallows For Drug Trafficking

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MELAKA: A self-employed man was sent to the gallows by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in 449.89gm of cannabis two years ago. Judge Datuk Zulkifli Bakar handed down the sentence on Ahmad Norizan Mohamad, 32, after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing the case beyond reasonable…

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Drugs Worth S$130,400 Seized At Woodlands Checpoint

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SINGAPORE – Officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) found about 1.4 kg of heroin and 1 kg of cannabis worth S130,400 (S$1=RM3.01) within the trailer cabin of a Malaysian registered lorry at Woodlands Checkpoint on Friday. A joint statement today by ICA and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) said, a 27-year-old male Malaysian driver…

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Drugs Being Sold Openly In Bintulu, Says Tiong

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BACKBENCHER Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing (BN-Bintulu) raised eyebrows when he took the police to task over what he claimed was the open sale of drugs in his constituency. Calling on the Home Ministry to tackle the issue which is a hot topic there, he said: “The answer given is that action is being taken…

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Programme Turns Former Women Drug Addicts Into Trained Beauticians

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SINGAPORE – Struggling with family problems while going through a divorce, Lena (not her real name) was so overwhelmed by her troubles that she tried taking drugs, hoping to find relief. Instead, the 25-year-old mother of three was caught during a police raid after taking Ice at a nightclub last year. It was the second…

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Customs Department Disposes 262.45 Kilogrammes Of Drugs Worth RM35.6 Million

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SERDANG: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) for the first time on Monday, used the incinerator system to destroy various types of drugs weighing a total of 262.45 kilogrammes (kg) worth RM35.6 million seized since 2013. Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said the drugs were seized by the KL International Airport (KLIA) Enforcement Unit,…

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Ex-Vocalist Of Exists Rock Band Fined RM4000 For Taking Meth

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AMPANG: A former vocalist of the Exist band, Mamat, was fined RM4,000, in default six months’ jail, by the magistrate’s court here on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to a charge of consuming methamphetamine. Magistrate Noor Farah Hazwani Othman also ordered the singer, whose real name is Mohd Ali Kamarudin, 36, to be placed under…

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Penang Cops Bust Drug Lab, Seize RM1mil Worth Of Drugs

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GEORGE TOWN: Police here busted a drug-processing laboratory and seized narcotics worth up to RM1mil in street value. The drugs consisted of 6kg of ecstasy powder, 370 ecstasy pills, 170 Eramin 5 pills, various other powders believed to be drugs and small amounts of ganja and heroin. A team from the Penang police contingent’s Narcotics…

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Ex-Slam Singer ‘Slammed’ With RM5,500 Fine For Drug Offences

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KUALA LUMPUR: Ex-vocalist of pop-rock band Slam, Zamani Ibrahim and his personal assistant were each fined RM5,500 for drug-possession and consumption. Ampang Court Magistrate Ayuni Izzaty Sulaiman ordered Zamani and co-accused Nur Juliana Abdul Rani each to serve 18 months in jail if they fail to pay the fine. Ayuni also ordered the duo to…

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Police Detain Four Suspects And Resize Drugs Worth RM98,600

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KOTA BAHRU – Kelantan police yesterday detained four suspects and seized various types of drugs worth about RM98,600 from a car and a sundry shop in Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, here. Kelantan police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said during the 12.10am raid, a team from the state narcotics Task Force unit detained two suspects, aged 21…

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29 Held At Drug-Fuelled Birthday Party

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SHAH ALAM: Twenty-nine people including two auxillary policemen of a local banking chain, who were “high” while celebrating the birthday of a friend at the room of a hotel in Jalan Batu Tiga Lama, Klang near here early today were caught by police. North Klang police chief ACP Mohd Shukor Sulong said 10 of them…

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Not Your Usual Menu: Ipoh Food Caterer ‘Serves’ Drugs

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IPOH – A single-storey bungalow here, used as a food catering centre, has been cooking up something else besides its usual menu – methamphetamine. It was doubling up as a drug-processing laboratory. Anti-narcotics officers who raided the house in Lim Garden on Sunday at about 10.30am seized the drugs in crystal and powdered form weighing…

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