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‘Wrong-way driver holds OKU card’

Butterworth - A young woman who drove against traffic low and claimed the life of a newly-wed man in an accident on Tuesday morning is a OKU holder. Police said the woman tested positive for amphetamine but not methamphetamine as reported.

17/03/2017 | THE SUN

Decriminalise use of drugs

THE world community is still perplexed by the complexity and challenges of drug addiction and drug use disorders. The idea that all drug use is dangerous, immoral and evil has led to stricter enforcement and extremely punitive policies in most nations. The consequences of detecting, arresting, prose...

08/03/2017 | THE SUN

RM1 million drug bust

SEPANG: Police seized three suitcases containing 49.5kg of drug-making substances worth about RM1 million from the KL International Airport (KLIA) lost-and-found department. Sepang district police chief ACP Abdul Aziz Ali said the suitcases, which arrived from Dhaka, Bangladesh on Jan 22, were regis...

02/02/2017 | THE SUN

IGP: Penang not hub for drug trafficking

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has refuted a Thai allegation that internationally-linked syndicates have made Penang a transit point for their smuggled drugs from the "Golden Triangle". The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said while it could not be denied that drug were distributed and...

28/12/2016 | THE SUN

Cops smash heroin processing lab, detain 3

GEORGE TOWN: Penang police have smashed a heroin processing lab after arresting two women and a man following an operation which started on Sunday. The raiding team seized several illicit drugs totaling 29.582kg and drug processing equipment worth in total RM546,500. State police chief Datuk Abdul...

22/12/2016 | THE SUN

Cops cripple drug syndicate with arrest of 15

JOHOR BARU: Police have crippled a drug syndicate following the arrest of 15 suspects in a special operation on Dec 2 in Johor and Kuala Lumpur. Police also seized RM1.7 million worth of syabu and vehicles and cash valued at RM730,000. “The syndicate, which was newly set up, aimed at traffick...

05/12/2016 | THE SUN

Cops uncover fruity drugs ploy

IPOH: Police have uncovered a new tactic used by drug traffickers to bring in drugs by packing them in sachets and passing them off as mango powder. Perak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief ACP R. Ravi Chandran said the yellow-coloured attractive sachets containing methamphetamine could...

15/11/2016 | THE SUN

MACC officer sacked over drug conviction

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has sacked one of its officers, Muhammad Nazrin Abdullah, effective Nov 1 for being involved in drugs. The commission said its disciplinary board made the decision after Muhammad Nazrin was found guilty by a court in September. "MACC take...

10/11/2016 | THE SUN

'Explosive' tactic to evade arrest

IPOH: Drug traffickers are believed to be using bombs to evade arrest at their premises. The first such incident occurred when a police team raided a house in Bagan Seberang, Kuala Kurau in Kerian district on Tuesday. Perak Narcotics Crime Investigation Department chief ACP R. Ravichandran said they...

10/11/2016 | THE SUN

Hong Kong murder accused Jutting `deeply addicted to cocaine`

HONG KONG: British banker Rurik Jutting who is accused of murdering two Indonesian women in his upscale Hong Kong apartment was a cocaine addict who had developed drug-induced fantasies, a court heard Wednesday. The 31-year-old Cambridge graduate and former securities trader for Bank of America-M...

26/10/2016 | THE SUN

Appeals court upholds death sentence on Thai woman

PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence on a Thai woman who was convicted of trafficking cocaine in 80 capsules by swallowing and inserting them into her private part. In dismissing Chonmanee Laphathanawat's appeal against her conviction and death penalty, Justice Datuk Wir...

26/10/2016 | THE SUN

Zahid: We`ll tackle drug menace our way

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia will not resort to the controversial methods used by the Philippine government to contain the drug problem said TPM at a press conference after attending Cabinet Committee on Eradication of Drugs at the Parliament temporary building yesterday. Meanwhile Zahid said Kedah has...

26/10/2016 | THE SUN

Ahmad Zahid: Govt concerned about drug abuse among school children

KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pix) today expressed the government's concern over the abuse of drugs among school children. "Drug traffickers are now using students to become addicts so that the drug market can be lucrative," he said at a press conference af...

25/10/2016 | THE SUN

Vietnam police hunt hundreds of addicts after rehab escape

HANOI: Vietnamese police hunted Monday for hundreds of drug addicts who escaped from a compulsory rehabilitation centre, with some using sticks and fire extinguishers to break out. The communist government decrees up to two years of forced rehabilitation at government centres to try to reduce dr...

24/10/2016 | THE SUN

Nine cops remanded over ketum

Petaling Jaya - Nine policemen were remanded for consuming air ketum and gambling at a food stall in an open-air car park on Wednesday. However the suspects were later released on bail as the remand order was only 24 hours. A total of 11 people were arrested including the stallowner for selling th...

14/10/2016 | THE SUN