Federal police clam up on rumours of Selangor assemblyman’s arrest

Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd speaks to Malay Mail during an interview at his office in Kuala Lumpur January 11, 2020. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Bukit Aman Narcotics CID director Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd speaks to Malay Mail during an interview at his office in Kuala Lumpur January 11, 2020. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Bukit Aman’s Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) director Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd declined to confirm rumours today that a Selangor state lawmaker was arrested at a house party and tested positive for drugs.

He deferred to Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador and directed requests for confirmation to the latter.

A purported preliminary investigation paper distributed online today alleged that the assemblyman was among 17 people arrested over the weekend.

“The inspector-general of police will be having a press conference at 3pm today in Bukit Aman. Please ask him, thank you,” was his brief reply when asked to verify the incident.

Earlier, sources disclosed information that allegedly showed an assemblyman and at least two aides to federal ministers as among those arrested at a private party on Jalan Puchong yesterday morning.

One source claimed that the assemblyman tested positive for ketamine and methamphetamines after undergoing a preliminary urine test at the Brickfields district police headquarters, while all but one from the group aged 53 to 22 also tested positive for substance abuse. 

The assemblyman named in the purported report has denied that he was the lawmaker arrested, insisting that he was at home at the time of his supposed arrest.

The source then claimed that officers moved in to arrest the group after receiving complaints of loud noises coming from a condominium unit in the area. 

“The arrest was made by police after a complaint had been lodged by a man who said he heard very loud music coming from the condominium, and initial checks found all the individuals in an unconscious state because they were all intoxicated,” said the source. 

Investigations later revealed that a ‘private party’ was going at the condominium unit which involved the 17 people which including six women. 

“Initial checks showed the existence of items suggesting the use of drugs, gambling and initial tests showed the assemblyman also tested positive for drugs,” the source added. 

Others supposedly arrested following the raid include the implicated assemblyman’s personal aide, special officers to the home minister and youth and sports minister, an assistant of the prime minister’s political secretary and a student from Unitar University in Kelana Jaya. 

An Indonesian woman was also among those arrested, with an officer from of the Subang Golf Course council the only one testing negative for drugs.

Apparently, police seized 0.8 grams of ketamine and a cigarette believed to contain marijuana, along with a deck of cards and several gambling chips from the scene.

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