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Father and teenage son among 14 drug addicts nabbed at Penang mosque

GEORGE TOWN — A 13-year-old boy and his father were among 14 drug addicts arrested in an operation dubbed Ops Tapis Khas carried out around Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling here yesterday. Northeast District Police chief ACP Che Zaimani Che Awang said the teenager, who is a school drop-out, and his fa...

11/07/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Fighting stigma, Nurul Izzah eyes Penang mosques for opioid treatment

KUALA LUMPUR — In 2010, researchers from the University of Malaya’s Centre of Addiction Sciences took a bold step to run a methadone treatment clinic for heroin addicts from the Ar-Rahman mosque here in Lembah Pantai. Later this month, three mosques in Penang are set to run — according to Permata...

10/06/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Govt mulling rehabilitation of drug offenders in bid to reduce prison congestion, says minister

KUALA LUMPUR — The government is considering the rehabilitation of prisoners, especially drug offenders in efforts to reduce congestion in prisons, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong. He said the proposal was one of the measures that could be taken to reform the...

03/04/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Cops seize record-busting 2.06 tonnes of syabu worth RM103.2m in Johor

PASIR GUDANG — The police have busted an international drug ring here with the seizure of 2.06 tonnes of syabu (crystal methamphetamine) worth RM103.2 million. The seized drugs were brought in using 2,000 Chinese tea packets hidden in a container. Police arrested six local men, aged between 35...

22/03/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Man, wife among seven suspected drug addicts held in Kedah

ALOR SETAR, Feb 26 — A married couple was among seven suspected drug addicts detained by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) in an operation at Padang Terap yesterday. Padang Terap District AADK chief Zainol Abidin Ismail said today the couple, in their 30s, was arrested at their ho...

26/02/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Drug addict arrested for taking niece hostage

ALOR SETAR — A seven-year-old girl faced a nightmare when she was taken hostage by her own uncle for over five hours at a house in Taman Serai Wangi, Padang Serai, near Kulim yesterday. The suspect, who was under the influence of drugs, and had past family issues, came to the house and demanded a...

10/02/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Parliament can only make laws, has no power to declare them, federal court hears

PUTRAJAYA — Parliament exceeded its legislative power when amendment to a provision in the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (DDA) was approved to secure conviction of accused person charged for drug trafficking, the Federal Court heard today. Lawyer Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram argued that Article 74 (1) of...

09/01/2019 | MALAY MAIL

Drug agency wants all to be strategic partners

ALOR STAR - All quarters should be strategic partners of the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) to realise efforts to eradicate drug abuse in the society, said Kedah exco member Datuk Dr Ismail Salleh. He said after presenting commendation certificates to media members and AADK volunteers at a "Aspi...

27/11/2018 | MALAY MAIL

First of 'Bali Nine' drug mules to return to Australia

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The first of a group of nine Australians convicted for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia in 2005 will be released from a Bali jail later this month, Australia’s national broadcaster reported on Tuesday. Renae Lawrence, 41, was originally sentenced to life in prison for...

14/11/2018 | MALAY MAIL

Golden Triangle emerges as hub for synthetic opioids

JAKARTA - Organised crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle amid fears the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Asia Pacific counter-narcotics p...

08/11/2018 | MALAY MAIL

‘Redefining dangerous drugs can save costs’

KUALA LUMPUR - Minister in the Prime Minister's department Datuk Liew Vui Keong has suggested reclassifying certain "dangerous drugs" to reduce prison maintenance costs. The de facto law minister told the Dewan Rakyat redefining dangerous drugs such as morhpine and cannabis (marijuana) to have med...

31/10/2018 | MALAY MAIL

Despite pleas, S’pore goes ahead with execution

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysian Prabu Pathmanathan, 31, who was found guilty for drug trafficking, was hanged at Singapore’s Changi Prison yesterday. Prabu was convicted of smuggling 227.82 grammes of diamorphine — or heroin — into Singapore four years ago.

27/10/2018 | MALAY MAIL

Drug-charge brothers acquitted

GEORGE TOWN - Two brother, B. Gopi, 32, and lorry driver B. Sasitharan, 25, were acquitted and discharged of drug possession and trafficking charges yesterday. The brothers were were jointly charged with trafficking in heroin and monoacetylmorphines at Taman Seri Kijang, Bukit Mertajam, at a...

18/10/2018 | MALAY MAIL

Canada second nation to legalise pot

OTTAWA - Canada became the first major Western nation to legalise and regulate marijuana sale and recreational use. Under the new regulations, Canadians will be allowed to buy up to 30g of cannabis and grow up to four plants at home.

18/10/2018 | MALAY MAIL

Cops bust drug syndicate led by woman

JOHOR BARU — The federal police said they have dismantled a major drug trafficking syndicate with international links in the state that was headed by a female gang lord, after seizing over RM2 million in illicit narcotics via several raids last weekend. In the three days of raids, enforcers confi...

17/10/2018 | MALAY MAIL