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Police: 504 arrested in anti-drug raids on entertainment centers across the country from January to June

Police said that a total of 9,208.81 grams of various types of drugs and 450 liters of various types of drugs in liquid form were seized, and 504 people were arrested in raids on entertainment centers across the country from January to June this year. – Picture of Mukhriz Hazim

Sunday, June 26, 2022 9:57 PM (UTC)

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 June. A total of 9,208.81 grams of various types of drugs and 450 liters of various types of drugs in liquid form were seized, and 504 people were arrested during raids on entertainment centers across the country from January to June this year.

Secretary of the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) Datuk Nursia Mohd Saaduddin said that a total of 5,135.57 grams of various types of drugs and 450 liters of various types of drugs in liquid form were seized, and a total of 160 people were detained for various crimes under the Dangerous law. Narcotics Act 1952.

She said that the DPRM takes note of the revelation by the Malaysian Community Association for Combating Crime (MCCC) regarding a list of 15 entertainment centers that are believed to be drug distribution centers in the capital.

“PDRM always takes action against drug trafficking and abuse, in total 194 raids were carried out throughout the country. To prevent criminal activity, the Criminal Investigation Department conducted Operation Op Noda at targeted locations such as massage parlors, hotels, and entertainment centers.

“During the operation, from January to April last year, a total of 995 raids were carried out, detaining 2,948 people involved in prostitution and illegal entertainment centers across the country,” the statement said.

She said that there were 420 raids with 1,115 arrests during this period on the Kuala Lumpur contingent alone.

“In addition, Joint Operations with other PDRM units also carried out 55 raids, arresting 177 people during the same period, including raids on entertainment venues across the country,” she said.

She added that in the fight against these illegal activities, the PDRM has always carried out reconnaissance and monitoring of social sites or applications that have been found to advertise prostitution.

Nurcia said the police also cooperated with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to monitor websites in order to stop such activity.

She said that any information about drug abuse and trafficking could be directed to the Department of Criminal Investigation Narcotics Hotline at 012-2087222.

“Information related to immoral acts may be sent by email [email protected],” she said.

Last Thursday, the MCCC claimed that 15 recreational centers across the capital were found to be engaging in drug abuse and drug trafficking, believed to be run by property owners and drug syndicates. — Burnama

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