Drugs: 599 entertainment centers in the capital were raided since 2009

Drugs: 599 entertainment centers in the capital were raided since 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 599 entertainment centers in the capital have been raided since 2019 until now in an effort to curb drug use and distribution activities in the premises.

Through the raid, a total of 2,148 individuals were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the use and distribution of drugs while a total of 6.1 kilograms of various types of drugs were seized.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said since last January until now, police had raided 55 entertainment centers and detained 160 people besides seizing more than five kilograms of drugs.

“The operation also involved the production of a compound of more than RM1 million under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342). During the operation, a total of 15 entertainment premises involved in drug activities were closed,” he told a press conference at the Police Headquarters. The Kuala Lumpur contingent is here on Tuesday.

Commenting on allegations by former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan that 15 entertainment centers in the capital were detected committing drug-related offenses masterminded by premises owners and drug syndicates, he said the police welcomed information from any party on the matter.

“I have been informed by the officer about the statement but have not yet received any official information. If I receive the information, investigation and appropriate action will be taken,” he said.

Musa, who is also the President of the Malaysian Community Crime Concern Organization (MCCC), will reportedly hand over the list of 15 entertainment centers to Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay in the near future.

source – BERNAMA


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