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GRO-fuelled karaoke joint busted, 19 arrested

Thirteen foreign women working as guest relation officers (GROS) were among 19 detained following a raid on an entertainment outlet in Bukit Bintang. Customers paid up to RM2,080 for the five-hour services of the women and RM100 for each subsequent hour in karaoke rooms at the outlet, according to p...

23/05/2022 | THE STAR

High relapse rate among addicts

Kuala Lumpur’s low-cost government housing schemes are hotbeds of drug addiction. These old flats have become the hunting grounds of drug pushers, with National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) data revealing that high-risk areas are those with the most number in some of these areas. Prior to the Covid-19 p...

23/05/2022 | THE STAR

Mobile treatment service to be expanded

The new National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) Mobile Recovery Treatment (MRT) service will be expanded nationwide, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin. Under the first phase, he said, the service had two teams consisting of eight officers. “We aim to expand it further. We have identified 110 of...

21/05/2022 | THE STAR

Man detained over drug stash

Police have detained a man with over 800,000 amphetamine tablets in his possession. Police first tracked down suspects in Huameuang-tai village, but the group ran off. While searching for the suspects, police detained a man who had 756,078 amphetamine tablets, a handgun and 60 bullets in his apartme...

20/05/2022 | THE STAR

Cops find syabu worth RM1mil inside electronics

Drugs worth around RM1mil en route to Sabah and Sarawak were seized by police at the KLIA cargo complex. KLIA OCPD Asst Comm Imran Abd Rahman said the drugs were seized in two incidents. “The first occurred on May 8 where we seized three packages of suspected syabu smuggled inside electronic equipme...

20/05/2022 | THE STAR

Arrested for trafficking meth

Authorities in Ha Tinh province have arrested a man for trafficking 5kg of crystal methamphetamine, Vietnam News Agency reported. The 50-year-old man from the central Nghe An province was caught trafficking the drug from Laos to Vietnam on Tuesday.

16/05/2022 | THE STAR

Close to S$1mil of drugs seized

A major drug sting by the Central Narcotics Bureau has led to the recovery of close to S$1mil (RM3mil) in drugs and the arrest of 102 individuals. Some 20.4kg of cannabis was seized after the arrest of a 24-year-old Malaysian man.

14/05/2022 | THE STAR

Shots fired after drug suspects attempt run down cops

Police say they had to open fire at two suspected drug pushers who tried to run them over during an anti-drug operation in Sabah’s southwestern Beaufort district. The suspects were detained shortly after the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed onto the roadside inundated by floodwaters at...

12/05/2022 | THE STAR

Be progressive and legalise medical marijuana, urges Ras Adiba

Malaysia should take progressive action to allow the use of cannabis and hemp, especially cannabidiol (CBD), for medical purposes, says Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi. “This is in line with Strategic Thrust Four of the Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities (OKU) 2016-2022, which is to increase ac...

07/05/2022 | THE STAR

Armed man held for trespassing into Suvarnabhumi restricted area

Thailand - A Thai man, 34, was arrested after ridding a motorcycle into a restricted Suvarnabhumi Airport zone on Tuesday, then using an axe to destroy glass doors when he was prevented from boarding an empty Bangkok Airways plane. Airport director Kittiphong Kittikhajorn said it happened around 11....

05/05/2022 | THE STAR

A phptoshoot – and then execution

Petaling Jaya - Dressed in his favourite collared T-shirt, jeans and white sneakers, Nagaenthran Dharmalingam posed for several photographs in a special photoshoot. Hours later, he was executed. It was one of Nagaenthran last wishes before he was hanged for a drug offence in Singapore, said an activ...

28/04/2022 | THE STAR

Last-ditch bid to save Nagaenthran from gallows fails

The Singapore Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal challenge filed by Nagaenthran Dharmalingam’s (pic) mother in a last-ditch attempt to set aside her son’s conviction and death sentence.The decision seals the fate of the 34-year-old Malaysian who is scheduled to be executed today after the Court o...

27/04/2022 | THE STAR

Drug-packing granny nabbed in police raid

A 73-year-old woman was arrested with 1kg of methamphetamine and 450g of heroin in Taiping, Malaysia Nanban reported.The arrest followed a week-long anti-drug operation, said Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.A total of 241 people were arrested in fishing villages and other dru...

26/04/2022 | THE STAR

Cops 'yes’ to medical ketum

Bukit Aman will abide by any decision by the government regarding the growing of hemp and ketum for medical purposes, says Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay. However, the Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director noted that the government would have to take into account various...

26/04/2022 | THE STAR

Green light for medicinal ketum and hemp

The Cabinet has not raised any objections to the growing of hemp and ketum for medical purposes, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Zahidi Zainul Abidin. He said this was an indication that the Cabinet had given the “green light” to the activity and that it was good news for th...

25/04/2022 | THE STAR