IPOH, Jan 16 – Police will probe the claim by Pasir Bedamar assemblyman Terence Naidu that his drink was meddled with before his arrest for allegedly testing positive for drugs at an entertainment outlet in Penang on Thursday, said Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (CID) director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay .
He said a full investigation would be carried out before the investigation paper (IP) was submitted to the Public Prosecutor.
“We have sent a sample (urine) for analysis to get a complete report. The individual (Terence Naidu) has also lodged a police report alleging someone had put something in his drink. That also we will investigate.
“Anyone can make a claim or lodge a police report. We will investigate thoroughly before the IP is completed and sent to the Public Prosecutor for further action,” he said.
He said this at a press conference related to the recent success of Bukit Aman NCID in seizing drugs worth RM111.2 million in Batu Gajah near here, at the Perak Police Headquarters (IPK) here today. Also present was Perak Police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.
Ayob Khan said investigations were also being carried out on two policemen who were also arrested in the raid at the karaoke centre on Thursday.
Yesterday, Terence had come out with a statement defending himself over his arrest in Penang for having allegedly tested positive for drugs.
He said his drink had been meddled with after he had gone to the toilet at the karaoke parlour and had subsequently lodged a police report to defend his claim upon being released from detention. — Bernama