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I don’t want to see ketum trees in Perlis, says MB

PADANG BESAR: Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man says he will not allow the planting of ketum trees in Perlis in efforts to curb social problems caused by the abuse of the plant. He said he would strive to ensure that the offence involving the abuse of ketum leaves be put under the Dangerous Drugs...

09/01/2018 | THE STAR

Thai woman walks free without defence called

George Town - A Thai woman, Nantawan Aranratchapisah was freed by a High Court of two drug trafficking charges without having her defence called. However Low Song KIm to enter his defence as the prosecution had succeded in proving a prima facie against him.

04/01/2018 | THE STAR

Four men held at ketum processing plant

KUALA LUMPUR: A raid on New Year’s day brought down a ketum processing plant that had been operating for three months. On Jan 1, narcotics policemen from Wangsa Maju raided a house in Setapak, where they found 96kg of ketum leaves, together with processing equipment. The group running the ope...

04/01/2018 | THE STAR

Siblings among 10 nabbed for drug abuse

ALOR SETAR: A youth and his two younger sisters – one of them only 15 years old – were among 10 people detained by the Kedah branch of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) for suspected drug abuse during an operation conducted around Padang Terap since Tuesday (Jan 2). Padang Terap district Nad...

04/01/2018 | THE STAR

Grandma escapes hangman’s noose

Shah Alam: An Australian grandmother who said she was tricked into smuggling drugs into Malaysia after falling for an online romance scam, escaped the death sentence for trafficking. In handing down his verdict at the High Court in Shah Alam, Justice Ghazali Cha accepted the defence’s argument th...

28/12/2017 | THE STAR

Penang Customs busts drug ring with RM23mil haul

BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Customs Department ended the year with a major haul by stopping more than one million Erimin 5 pills worth over RM23mil from going into the black market. The drugs were seized at the MAS Cargo Complex of the Penang International Airport at 9am on Dec 17 following a tip-off...

27/12/2017 | THE STAR

Drug mule walks into cops’ hands

SHAH ALAM: A teenager walking with an awkward gait led to a startling find by police – he had nearly RM300,000 worth of drugs strapped to his legs. Selangor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Ab Rashid Ab Wahab said officers on duty at the KL International Airport (KLIA) spotted the 16-year-o...

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Chinese national sentenced to death

JOHOR BARU: A Chinese national, Luo Dan, was sentenced to the gallows by the High Court after she was found guilty of trafficking in more than 4kg of methamphetamine into the country via Senai International Airport three years ago.

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Nip the glue-sniffing problem in the bud

THE case of teacher Azizan Manap who was accused of causing hurt to an 11-year-old pupil he allegedly caught for sniffing glue is one of the tell-tale signs that the problem of drug addiction among schoolchildren is escalating at an alarming rate. According to recent statistics on drug abuse in...

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Health approach to drug use

IN a statement made to the press recently, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that Malaysia had lost its war on drugs. This was in response to the media’s request for comments on the “decriminalisation” of drugs. I believe the journalist had inadvertently used the term...

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Indian cops seizw 50kg drugs bound for Malaysia

NEW DELHI: Indian police thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle about 50kg of drugs into Malaysia from Chennai when they seized a consignment hidden in a cargo container. Authorities have also launched a hunt for the fugitive, an official of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), India'...

21/12/2017 | THE STAR

Treat it as a health problem

Legislation was enacted and anti-drug enforcement and police powers strengthened. Traffickers were sentenced to death by hanging and thousands of drug users were detained and incarcerated for rehabilitation. Since 2006, the National Anti-Drug Agency through its Cure and Care clinics and service c...

21/12/2017 | THE STAR

Malaysian among three nabbed in Bali for having drugs

DENPASAR: A Malaysian is among three foreigners arrested in Bali for drug-related offences. The three men, including an Australian and an American, were arrested in separate cases. Dressed in orange prison garb and with their faces concealed by balaclavas, they were paraded at a briefing for the med...

20/12/2017 | THE STAR

DPM: No legalising of dangerous drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not heed any international resolution from any organisation, including the United Nations, that seeks to legalise the possession of drugs for personal use, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. “The Malaysian Government will not compromise on our dr...

18/12/2017 | THE STAR

Debunking myths: You’re an addict, you’re weak

PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya’s Centre for Addiction Sciences director Dr Rusdi Abd Rashid (pic) debunks the myth: Addiction means you are weak, and have no self-control. In your experience as a consultant psychiatrist, what are the addictions that you have come across? Dr Rusdi: Addiction...

15/12/2017 | THE STAR