Utama Isnin, 19 Februari 2018 | Unit Pusat Sumber | Agensi Antidadah Kebangsaan Carian

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Convict who died in Peru laid to rest

JOHOR BARU: The remains of 43-year old Syzlin Hattaman, the convicted Malaysian drug mule who died in a Peruvian prison earlier this week, was laid to rest at the Kebun Teh Muslim Cemetery here on Tuesday night. Syzlin died on Oct 7 due to complications of asthma and diabetes. She had served ti...

19/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

More love is needed

Ongoing rehabilitation is essential to a patient's aftercare and it must be balanced with practical recovery needs, such as a controlled living environment, managing the psychological and social triggers of relapse into drug use, rebuilding relationships and access to jobs. A patient's aftercare i...

17/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Malaysian driver caught with 208g of ‘Ice’ in Singapore

Johor Baru - A 23 year old Malaysian woman was arrested at the Woodlands Checkpoint in Singapore on Friday after authorities seized 208g of blue 'Ice' or methamphetamine from the car she was driving into the republic. Singapore's ICA officers found the drugs in a plastic bundle in the cup holder a...

16/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Man held for hiding drugs at poultry farm

BESUT: A man high on drugs who was using his poultry farm to store drugs was arrested by a team of policemen from the Kuala Besut police station. District police chief Superintendent Mohd Zamri Mohd Rowi said the 30-year-old suspect from Kampung Seri Kemunting, Kuala Besut, was picked up followin...

16/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

RM305,000 awarded to mother over death of son beaten by auxiliary policemen

JOHOR BARU: The family of a drug rehabilitation centre trainee, who died after being beaten by auxiliary policemen four years ago, won a suit against the government and two former auxiliary policemen, for negligence over the trainee's safety. High Court judge Datuk Teo Say Eng ordered the governm...

16/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

No one-size-fits-all model for battling drug addiction

Despite the significant headway achieved in the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts in Malaysia, the rate of incarceration for drug offences remains at an all time high. Incarceration traditionally viewed as a form of 'rehabilitation', has yet been employed as a preventive measure. Never...

11/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Zahid to raise enforcement agencies’ coordination deficiency

Bagan Datuk - The lack of coordination among enforcement agencies at the Malaysia - Thailand border is one of the issues that will be raised at the next National Security Council meeeting. Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zaid Hamidi said he agree with the EAIC which recently highlighted that there was a lack...

09/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Penang police uncover 19 drug labs since 2015

KEPALA BATAS: Penang police have uncovered 19 drug labs and opened 2,692 investigation papers on drug trafficking in the state between 2015 and last year. Acting Penang police chief Datuk Roslee Chik said throughout the two years, the police had seized various drugs weighing over 520kg, as well a...

04/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Curbing smoking cut drug addiction too

Smoking is the gateway to drug addiction. Various studies have confirmed this. Children who smoke will be easy targets as they will not refuse any cigarette offered to them and they may unkowingly accept a drug-laced cigarette and eventually will be hooked on drugs... Dr Zarina Khalid

02/10/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Drug addict beats wife, child before market crowd

SUNGAI PETANI: Desperate for money to buy drug, a man beat up his wife and son before a large crowd at a market here this morning. The man became aggressive after he failed to snatch his wife’s handbag when she was walking with their 3-year-old son at the market. Shocked by his action, market-...

29/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Syabu worth RM20m seized, 3 traffickers arrested

KUALA TERENGGANU: Police seized more than RM20 million worth of syabu in the biggest drug bust in Marang and detained three traffickers, all men, in an integrated Special Tactical Inteligent Narcotics (STING) operation involving several state narcotic divisions. The seizure of 288.5kg of syabu ke...

29/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Ministry to improve anti-drug campaigns

THE Education Ministry will be making changes to its anti-drug campaigns in school. Its minister, Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, said programmes and activities would be fine-tuned to tackle the menace. “The challenge for us (the government) today is to further improve the lifestyle and moral values o...

21/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Two students held on suspicion of selling drugs

SEPANG: Police nabbed two students of a private institution of higher learning (IPTS) on suspicion of selling ganja. The students, aged 18 and 21, from the IPTS in Cyberjaya here, were believed to be selling ganja packed in small transparent plastic packets at RM50 each to other students. Sepa...

21/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Woman back to old ways after rehab stint

IPOH: On Thursday, just eight months after being released from a drug rehabilitation centre in Batu Gajah, the mother of three was arrested by police again, this time on suspicion of trafficking. State Narcotics Department chief Assistant Commissioner V.R. Ravi Chandran said the woman was picked...

19/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Massive drop in nation’s HIV rates

THE number of new infections drops by 34 per cent, making the country one of a handful in the Asia-Pacific that have made significant progress in ending the epidemic. MALAYSIA has been praised for its efforts to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, efforts that have borne positive results. Such is the suc...

11/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES