Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador confirmed that police have nabbed 17 individuals including six women in a raid at a condominium along Jalan Puchong in the wee hours on Sunday morning.
However, Hamid (above) refused to identify those nabbed pending the result of the second drug test on the individuals.
His confirmation followed a viral post alleging that Dengkil assemblyperson Adhif Syan Abdullah was recently nabbed with 10 other unidentified ministry officers.
Hamid said a team of cops from the Brickfields district police headquarters went to check and found the suspects were having a party in the condo unit.
“Police found a packet suspected to contain ketamine weighing 0.5g, a plate filled with powder suspected to be ketamine weighing 0.3g, a stick of cigarette suspected to contain weed, as well as playing cards and chips believed to be for gambling.
“The (urine) test results show that 16 of them were tested positive for drugs while the other man was tested negative.
“Police recorded all of their statements and today, after the statements completed, they were released under police bail except for a foreign woman who is still being detained,” he said in a media conference at Bukit Aman today.
When pressed to confirm whether those arrested are linked to a political party, Hamid declined to do so.
“At the moment, it’s safe for me to only say an operation had been conducted. It will be sub judice to identify them prior to next (drug) testing.
“If anyone wants to confess, go ahead,” he added.
Asked when the second test result would be obtained, Hamid said he will not push his men.”I understand the department has a limitation (on workload). I won’t burden and push them,” he said.
This morning, Adhif (photo) had dismissed the allegation, saying that it was an attempt to sabotage him ahead of Bersatu’s inaugural party elections soon.
“I was at home. The time, date, location (of alleged arrest) I don’t know where they picked it up from,” he told Malaysiakini today.
The Selangor Bersatu Youth chief also claimed he had a meeting with his members in Dengkil before returning home last night.
However, later, Adhif told News Straits Times Press reporters that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I cannot make any comments on the issue because it is under investigation. I have been advised not to do so (comment).
“But I can say that I was at the wrong place at the wrong time… But I wish to stress that I am on the side of truth,” he said.
HULU SELANGOR: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said he would not condone anyone from the ruling coalition breaking the law, following reports of a Selangor PPBM assemblyman detained in an anti-drug raid early today.
Mahathir, who is the PPBM chairman, said he would wait for a full report on the incident.
“Of course we believe in the rule of law. Anyone who breaks the law, does not matter who, even if I break the law, I go to jail,” he told reporters today after visiting a rail depot in Serendah, which is part of the Klang Valley Double Track (KVDT2).
Mahathir said he had no details of the arrest, and whether it involved Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah.I heard about it but I don’t know much.”
Adhif has denied he was among those detained.
PETALING JAYA: Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has denied that one of the individuals nabbed together with a Selangor assemblyman, allegedly for drugs, was his special officer.“He is an employee at the party’s headquarters,” he said in a statement, referring to PPBM.
Muhyiddin is the PPBM president.He also said he would leave it to the police to investigate the matter and would not interfere in the case.
“Authorities must take action based on the rule of law.”
Earlier today, it was reported that Dengkil assemblyman Adhif Syan Abdullah was detained and later released by police for drugs.Adhif has since dismissed the allegation which has gone viral on social media.
Dengkil assemblyperson Adhif Syan Abdullah has admitted to being at the “wrong place at the wrong time”.
However, the Selangor Bersatu Youth chief denied that he was arrested after being tested positive for drugs.According to Adhif Syan, he was at the “condominium” to attend a discussion and had done nothing illegal.”I cannot make any comments on the issue because it is under investigation. I have been advised not to do so (comment).”But I can say that I was at the wrong place at the wrong time… But I wish to stress that I am on the side of truth,” he told News Straits Times Press reporters who met him at his residence in Puchong.Adhif Syan’s comments were based on the circulation of an initial police briefing, which stated that the raid took place at the premises of a sports and recreation complex in Puchong where a private party was held on Jan 12.
Among others, the briefing stated that “on Jan 12, at about 4.40am, a corporal and lance corporal on motorcycle patrol duty under the jurisdiction of the Petaling police station received instructions to head towards the Tiara Mutiara 2 condominium in Jalan Puchong, Kuala Lumpur because of loud noise.
“Upon reaching the location at about 4.45am, it was found that loud music was playing in the sports complex.”
According to the initial briefing, an anti-narcotics team from the Brickfields district police headquarters went to the scene later.
The Dengkil assemblyperson had told Malaysiakini earlier today that the contents of a viral social media post accusing him of being arrested at nightclub early this morning was not true.
“I was at home. The time, date, location (of the alleged arrest). I don’t know where they picked it up from,” he said.The viral post alleged that Adhif Syan was nabbed with 10 others, including officers to several high-ranking government officials, at 1.30am.He also described the claim as a possible attempt to sabotage him ahead of the party elections.Reiterating this to NSTP reporters in the afternoon, Adiff Syan said he was puzzled how the initial report from the police was leaked and circulated.”I don’t know if there are other quarters who are attempting to play up this issue,” he added.https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/506962..https://twitter.com/malaysiakini/status/1216600902309539840?s=20
Syed Saddiq to suspend ministry officer nabbed in drug bust
A Youth and Sports Ministry officer, who was among those detained for alleged drug abuse, will be suspended pending police investigations.
In a brief statement this afternoon, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said he was informed of this morning’s arrest involving the officer and several others.“Following this, I leave it to the authorities to act according to the Rule of Law. I will also suspend the officer concerned pending the completion of investigations.“Malaysians are bound by the law regardless of position or status,” Syed Saddiq added.Earlier, it was reported that Dengkil assemblyperson Adhif Syan Abdullah was among those detained in the raid, together with 10 unidentified government officers.However, the Selangor Bersatu Youth chief denied that he was arrested.”I was at home. The time, date, location (of alleged arrest) I don’t know where they picked it up from,” he told Malaysiakini in reference to a post which had gone viral on social media.There is also confusion with regard to when and where the raid took place, with several sources stating that it occurred at a nightclub in Damansara, Selangor.There are also claims that the arrests took place at an apartment on Jalan Puchong. Adif Syan is from Pulau Meranti, Puchong.
Contacted earlier, federal police Anti-Narcotics Division director Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd told Malaysiakini that he would let the IGP comment on the matter.
Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador is expected to address this issue during a press conference scheduled for 3pm today.
Meanwhile, Selangor Bersatu chief Abdul Rashid Asari confirmed the viral social media post.He said the assemblyperson was detained about 1.30am today.
According to Abdul Rashid, the assemblyperson did not contact him and he was informed of the arrest by the Home Ministry.