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Neighbourhood drug rehab centres a boon and a bane

RAHMAN Hassan, 57, is a patient at the Kerinchi Cure and Care Service Centre in Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur, undergoing treatment for heroin addiction. The centre, run by the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK), is located on the first floor of a row of shophouses in a housing estate. When a...

18/05/2017 | THE STAR

'Friends' nabbed for alleged drug trafficking

IPOH - Two “close friends” have been arrested for trafficking several types of drugs worth RM334,000 at an entertainment centre in Seri Manjung, some 90km from here. Perak police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the suspects, a 29-year-old waitress at the centre and her 45-year-old unemplo...

17/05/2017 | THE STAR

Mule nabbed with cocaine worth RM1mil

KUALA LUMPUR: A man was caught with RM1mil worth of cocaine in the first bust of its kind this year so far. The 22-year-old man, believed to be a drug mule for an African cartel, had just landed at KL International Airport from Africa when a team of Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Inves­tigation Dep...

16/05/2017 | THE STAR

Major reshuffle in Bukit Aman NCID

IPOH: Bukit Aman’s Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) will undergo a major reshuffle following the arrests of 16 policemen, including senior officers, said Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim (pic). The Deputy Inspector-General of Police said other measures would also be taken to prevent l...

16/05/2017 | THE STAR

Thai cops foil plan to smuggle drugs to Europe via Malaysia

BANGKOK: In yet another crippling blow to international drug syndicates, Thai authorities intercepted a consignment of drugs bound for a European country by pre-empting a plan to use Malaysia as a transit point. The drugs, comprising 1.2 million Yaba (Crazy) pills, made from a type of methamphe...

15/05/2017 | THE STAR

Cops bust drug ring that used luxury condos

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted an international drug ring that was operating from luxury condominiums in Selangor. Believed to be headed by a Singaporean, the syndicate imported drugs and repacked them in tea boxes before smuggling them to Indonesia. The ring, which was using the high-end condo...

12/05/2017 | THE STAR

Drug test for the newly-unemployed

SYDNEY • Australia will drug test the newly unemployed as part of a crackdown on people who blow their benefits on drugs, with data from sewage to identify which hot spots to target, officials said yesterday. Up to 5,000 jobless people will have to take the test to qualify for allowances as part...

12/05/2017 | THE STAR

Cook who ‘served’ ganja nabbed

SERDANG: For the past three months, a Nigerian cook has been making a bundle serving the local drug market. Catering to addicts in Serdang, the 42-year-old supplied ganja, or cannabis, in small packets until the authorities finally caught up with him. Serdang OCPD Asst Comm Megat Mohamma...

28/04/2017 | THE STAR

College students held for having ganja

SUBANG JAYA: Six students from a private college were nabbed with over 10kg of marijuana on them. At about 10pm on Wednesday, police on a tip off, went to a condominium in USJ 1. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohammad Azlin Sadari said when polic...

28/04/2017 | THE STAR

Nabbed key member of drug ring said to be a brutal enforcer

BANGKOK: A Penangite suspected of being the key member of a drug syndicate has been described as a brutal enforcer who never hesitated to torture members of the syndicate who failed to carry out his orders. The 44-year-old man was de­tained at the Suvarnabhumi In­­ter­­national Airport two days...

27/04/2017 | THE STAR

Cops nab 33 revellers at ‘pill party’

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 33 youngsters, including lower secondary students, for allegedly taking part in a “pill party” at a luxury apartment here. Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Sukri Kaman said they were alerted following an anonymous tip-off on Tuesday. “Our Narcotics Crime Inve...

27/04/2017 | THE STAR

Give judges discretion in death penalty

AT present a mandatory death sentence is imposed in Malaysia for convictions of murder, certain firearm offences, kidnapping, drug trafficking and treason. The mandatory death sentence in our penal system doesn’t allow a judge to exercise his discretion in dispensing punishment. Parliamen...

25/04/2017 | THE STAR

Thai cops nab Mr T – the M’sian ‘Iceman’

BANGKOK: Thai police scored a major success in their battle against an international drug syndicate with the arrest of a Malaysian man, whom they believed played a key role in smuggling hundreds of kilogrammes of “ice” or methamphetamine drugs into Malaysia. The authorities said the Malaysian...

21/04/2017 | THE STAR

Woman driver in fatal Baling crash high on drugs

BALING: The woman driver whose pick-up truck rammed into a car, killing a senior cop and his wife here, was said to be high on drugs at the time of the incident. An initial urine test came back positive for methamphetamine. Checks also showed that the 37-year-old committed several traffic o...

20/04/2017 | THE STAR

‘We work well with Indonesia’

KUALA LUMPUR: Police denied that they refused cooperation with their Indonesian counterparts in the international war on drugs. Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff was referring to an Indonesian media report last month quoting...

18/04/2017 | THE STAR