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Nine nabbed for trafficking drugs worth RM3m in Selangor

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — Three women were among nine suspects arrested on suspicion of being involved with a syndicate trafficking drugs worth RM3 million in five separate raids in Selangor from Friday until yesterday. The five raids were in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Sepang, Kota D...

07/09/2016 | MALAY MAIL

IGP calls on Putrajaya to amend National Drug Policy

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 7 — 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 said the proposed amendment wa...

07/09/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Drug peddlers preparing for violence against cops

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — In an all-out war against the drug menace over the last eight months, police seized 76 firearms and grenades, and arrested 128,008 people including nine kingpins and 5,420 foreigners. Of the firearms, 12 were from five drug syndicates deemed dangerous while others were from i...

22/08/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Philippines` Duterte threatens to quit UN after drugs war censure

MANILA, Aug 21 ― Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte railed against the United Nations today after it called for an end to the wave of killings unleashed by his war on drugs, saying he might leave the organisation and invite China and others to form a new one. Two UN human rights experts...

21/08/2016 | MALAY MAIL

DPM urges public to help fight drug menace

TANAH MERAH, Aug 19 ― Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has urged the people to work with the authorities to fight drug-related activities in the country. “The public must set aside their political affiliations as this is a problem of society and the country,” said Ahmad...

19/08/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Home Ministry cans commercialising ketum, says cons outweigh pros

KUALA LUMPUR, August 4 ― The Home Ministry will not allow the commercial cultivation of ketum for export as proposed by the Rubber Industries Smallholders Development Authority (Risda), Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today. The home minister said the decision was made after a recent bri...

04/08/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Malaysia now a hub for manufacturing drugs, authorities say

KUALA LUMPUR, July 15 — Following the discovery of an increasing number of illegal drug labs here, the National Anti-Drug agency (AADK) believes Malaysia is no longer just a transit point for drug traffickers but also a hub for local manufacturers. “The syndicates now bring in ‘cooks’ from other...

15/07/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Health Minister: Reconsider classifying ketum as dangerous drug

PUTRAJAYA, July 13 ― Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said today it was time to reconsider classifying ketum leaves under the Dangerous Drugs Act, after the authorities discovered its usage in snacks. The minister said that getting ketum listed has been a problem in the past as...

13/07/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Kedah anti-drug agency says inclusion in snacks latest trend in ketum abuse

SETAR, 12 July — The Kedah National Anti-Drug Agency has identified the latest trend in the abuse of ketum leaves where ketum snacks are produced in less than three minutes. Its director Mohammed Nazer Mustafa said it was detected in Penang through intelligence efforts, but was still new and not wid...

12/07/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Police bust syndicate hiding syabu worth RM4.7m inside fitness equipment, metal cylinders

SHAH ALAM, June 28 — Police busted a drug trafficking syndicate, which had been smuggling syabu by hiding the drug inside fitness equipment and metal cylinders, with the arrest of an Indian national in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur last Thursday. Selangor Narcotic Crimes Investigation Department chie...

28/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Form Two student among 12 alleged ketum water buyers detained

KUANTAN, June 17 — A Form Two student was among 12 men detained by the police, who was believed to plan to buy ketum water supply during a raid on a house in Felda Mempaga 3, Bentong on Wednesday. Bentong district police chief Supt Mohamad Mansor Mohd Nor said in the 10pm incident, all of them, ag...

17/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Iranian drug makers entered Malaysia as `missionaries,` cops say

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — Federal police have crippled a RM27 million drug syndicate with the arrest of eight men, including two Iranians, who had entered the country as “missionaries”. The raids took place on Wednesday at five locations in Perak and Selangor. The Narcotics Crime Investigation Depar...

17/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL

MCPF calls for Cabinet to take swift action on school drug issue

The education ministry should take the currently deteriorating drug abuse situation among school students to the Cabinet for immediate action. Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said while the problem was not new, it nevertheless needed serious attention...

13/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Minister: Legalising medical marijuana not top priority

June 13 ― Putrajaya will not legalise the use of cannabis for medical purposes yet as it’s not an immediate priority, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam said today. He said the government had “other” priorities, but did not specify what they were. “Not as yet. I think we went th...

13/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL

Will we ever see the introduction of medical marijuana here

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 — Mention marijuana to the average Malaysian and chances are high that he or she will not immediately associate it with chronic pain management even though medical marijuana is not new overseas. Some pain experts here though have expressed cautious support for Malaysia to al...

12/06/2016 | MALAY MAIL