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PDRM: Nigerian international drug smuggling syndicate busted

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have busted an international syndicate smuggling ganja from Nigeria with eight syndicate members detained in two major operations in Klang Valley. Federal NCID director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said this is the first time police have come across a cas...

06/10/2016 | THE SUN

Women found killed after son ran amok

KUALA LUMPUR - Police made a gruesome discovery when they found the body of a murdered women after her son ran amok with a bloodied parang into a police station near Taman Bukit Indah here yesterday. Ampang district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said initial investigations revealed that the 23-year-...

05/10/2016 | THE SUN

Kidnapped money changers found

GEORGE TOWN: A 60-year-old money changer was found safe and sound at an apartment unit in Bayan Lepas late Sunday after being held captive for five days since last Wednesday. According to Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab, the money changer from Bukit Jambul was tied up and blindfolded wh...

05/10/2016 | THE SUN

Duterte apologises to Jews for Hitler remark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologised to the Jews "profoundly and deeply' for his remarks about Adolf Hitler in relation to his war on drugs. Duterte said on Friday that he was willing to kill three million drug addicts and pushers and compared himself with Hitler, sparking outrage fro...

04/10/2016 | THE SUN

Drug addict murders mother, causes ruckus at police station

A drug addict high on drugs allegedly murdered his own mother at Jade Tower, Taman Bukit Indah today. Ampang district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said the 23-year-old suspect also ran amok and went to the Bukit Indah police station and tried to attack policemen with a short dagger at about 3.50am...

04/10/2016 | THE SUN

Police call on govt to amend National Drug Policy

NILAI: The Royal Malaysian Police have recommended to the government that the National Drug Policy be amended by adding an element of drug trafficking in the holistic battle against dangerous drugs. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar (pix) said the proposed amendment was also ai...

07/09/2016 | THE SUN

International drug syndicate busted (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: Cooperation between Malaysian police and the Taiwan Bureau of Justice Investigation led to an international drug syndicate being busted about 10pm last Friday with the arrest of six people, including three Taiwanese men, in Bukit Bintang and 42.5kg of crystalised Syabu worth RM3 millio...

21/08/2016 | THE SUN

High demand for ketum in US, Europe markets: Entrepreneur

KANGAR: An entrepreneur who runs a business exporting ketum leaves claims the products based on the plant are extensively used as alternative medicine in the United States (US) and Europe for over 10 years. Ooi Teik Lee, 53, also claimed US-based pharmaceutical companies had patented products mad...

15/08/2016 | THE SUN

Dealers use MLM to sell drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: Drug syndicates here have resorted to multi-level marketing (MLM) to promote their product particularly among school and college students. National Anti-Drug Agency, Kuala Lumpur director Tengku Hanizar Tengku Awang said various types of drugs could be obtained through group What...

11/08/2016 | THE SUN

Cops arrest seven more students for drug pushing

PETALING JAYA: Seven more students were arrested by police in Subang Jaya for drug pushing as a task to snuff out narcotics-related crimes in the township intensifies. The clean-up operation undertaken by a special task force of the Subang Jaya police narcotics crimes investigations department (N...

10/08/2016 | THE SUN

Gov`t says no to commercial ketum idea

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has decided that ketum cannot be planted on a commercial basis, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Ahmad Zahid said he had instructed the Rural and Regional Development Ministry to inform the Rubber Industries Smallholders Development Authority...

04/08/2016 | THE SUN

Johor cops seize RM1.048m in drugs

JOHOR BARU: Police have seized drugs worth RM1.048 million and detained two male suspects in Tampoi and Majidee on Tuesday. Johor Baru Selatan (JBS) district police chief Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh said in a press conference here on Wednesday. He said police detained the first susp...

27/07/2016 | THE SUN

Indian businessman to face the gallows for trafficking drugs

SHAH ALAM: An Indian businessman was sentenced to death by the High Court here today after it found him guilty of trafficking in 3993.7g of Ketamine at the KL International Airport (KLIA), Sepang four years ago. Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha ordered the sentence after finding that the 57-year-old Moha...

27/07/2016 | THE SUN

Not a crime for a government to `force` addicts to rehabilitation centres

PETALING JAYA: It is not a crime for a government to 'force' drug addicts to enter rehabilitation centres if the current voluntarily process is not effective in reducing the number of addicts, says Kelantan mufti Datuk Mohamad Shukri Mohamad. Utusan Malaysia reported today that the proposal to ma...

18/07/2016 | THE SUN

Deaths from heroin, opioid drugs in US rise sharply

CHICAGO: The Obama administration on Tuesday emphasised the need for funding to treat opioid and heroin addiction, releasing new statistics showing explosive growth in overdose deaths. From 2010 to 2014, the number of heroin overdose deaths in the United States more than tripled, while deaths fr...

29/06/2016 | THE SUN