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Two special teams set up to combat serious crimes: Zahid

PETALING JAYA (Aug 24, 2013): Bukit Aman Police have set up two special teams to combat serious crimes and drugs in the country, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. He said the teams, each comprised 200 well-trained manpower led by a police commissioner, had begun operation...

25/08/2013 | THE SUN

Police arrest prison warden over drug trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 23, 2013): Police have detained a 34-year-old warden, believed to be the middleman involved in drug trafficking activities, in Kajang Prison. Kajang police chief ACP Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said the man who has been serving in the prison for the past one year and four months, wa...

24/08/2013 | THE SUN

Briton and Irishwoman in Peruvian court on drug charge

LIMA (Aug 21, 2013): Two women from Britain and Ireland appeared in a Peruvian court on Tuesday to face drug charges, in a case that has triggered sensational headlines in their homelands. Two weeks ago, 20-year-old Michaella McCollum Connolly and 19-year-old Melissa Reid were arrested at Lima airp...

21/08/2013 | THE SUN

Denzel Washington: My mother saved me

DENZEL Washington (pix) says his mother saved him from spiralling into a life of drug use and crime. The 58-year-old actor grew up in the tough Bronx neighbourhood of New York City and he believes he could have followed his friends into jail if it wasn`t for his mum Lennis raising him in the right...

19/08/2013 | THE SUN

Thai police seize nearly one million meth pills

BANGKOK (Aug 18, 2013): Thai authorities Sunday seized some 980,000 illegal methamphetamine pills worth almost six million dollars stashed in a truck thought to be heading to the capital Bangkok from northern Thailand, police said. Acting on a tip-off, narcotics police and local military officials...

18/08/2013 | THE SUN

British, Irish women held in Peru `were forced to smuggle`

LONDON (Aug 14, 2013): Two young women from Britain and Ireland who were caught in Peru with cocaine worth millions of dollars claim that gangsters in Ibiza forced them at gunpoint to become drug mules, in comments published on Wednesday. Melissa Reid, 19, and Michaella McCollum Connolly, 20, told...

14/08/2013 | THE SUN

Drug trafficker escapes from police custody

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13, 2013): A 25-year-old Nigerian escaped from the Jinjang police lock-up on Monday with the possible help of a police corporal, 11 days after being arrested for trafficking in drugs worth almost RM9 million. Federal narcotics crime investigations department (NCID) director Commis...

13/08/2013 | THE SUN

US plans lower sentences for drug users

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug 13, 2013): The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded prisons. Attorney General Eric Holder called minimum jail terms `counterproductive` while noting t...

13/08/2013 | THE SUN

Police nab four from drug syndicate

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 7, 2013): Police nabbed four suspected of being active in a drug trafficking and car theft syndicate in Klang Valley for the past one year. Brickfields deputy police chief Supt Aida Abdul Hamid said two women, 31 and 36, were picked up about 1 pm yesterday in front of a Jalan Kuc...

07/08/2013 | THE SUN

Nigerian student jailed 12 years for drug possession

SHAH ALAM (Aug 2, 2013): A Nigerian student was sentenced to 12 years` jail and 10 strokes of the cane by the High Court here today for possession of 90.99gm of drugs in Subang Jaya two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Alim Abdullah handed down the sentence on Uchenna Onuzulike, 37, who pleaded guilty...

02/08/2013 | THE SUN

Pope warns Latin America against legalising drugs

RIO DE JANEIRO (July 25, 2013): Pope Francis has warned Latin America against legalizing drugs, arguing in sharply-worded and highly political remarks that liberal policies under consideration in his home region will not reduce the problem. The Argentine-born pontiff delved into the hot topic on W...

25/07/2013 | THE SUN

Guinean man sent to the gallows for drug trafficking

SHAH ALAM (July 19, 2013): A Guinean trader was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in 972.8gm of Methamphetamine drug two years ago. Judge Noor Azian Shaari handed down the sentence after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in...

19/07/2013 | THE SUN

Fighting drug gangs in the notorious Golden Triangle

GOLDEN TRIANGLE, Thailand (July 19, 2013): A Thai police gunboat prowls the waters of the Mekong River searching for the drug gangs that haunt this territory deep in the Golden Triangle, an age-old smuggling route - with a new scourge. At one time this frontier region, where the remote edges of Tha...

19/07/2013 | THE SUN

Used car salesman acquitted of drug charges, escapes gallows

ALOR SETAR (July 9, 2013): A used car salesman escaped the gallows after the High Court here today acquitted and discharged him from three counts of drug trafficking two years ago. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab made the decision after finding that the prosecution had failed to...

09/07/2013 | THE SUN

Ketum leaves may be classified as dangerous drug: Zahid

PUTRAJAYA (July 7, 2013): Ketum leaves and its sub-species may be classified under the Dangerous Drugs Act if they are proven to cause hardcore addiction, Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. He said the ministry was studying a Health Ministry report on the leaf effects from...

07/07/2013 | THE SUN