KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — The police said today they have seized a parcel containing a tube of toothpaste — suspected to contain cannabis extract — in a parcel addressed to two politicians.
Sepang district police chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said in a statement that an officer working in the inquiry office of a ministry had lodged a police report regarding the parcel after receiving a call from a delivery service.
"Based on the information received it was suspected that the parcel contained prohibited items, as last week a government office received a parcel containing 'cannabis leaf' too,” he said.
"The investigation found that the confiscated items had no connection with the addressees,” he added.
Wan Kamarul said that on March 10, at approximately 6.30pm, two police officers together with the complainant had gone to a delivery centre in Sepang where the parcel was confiscated.
The tube of toothpaste was labelled "Happy Green” with patterns of marijuana leaves in green and white.
The police found that the item was bought through an online shopping platform under an address in Indonesia.
The case is being investigated under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 by the Putrajaya police’s narcotics division.
Section 6 deals with restriction on possession of raw opium, coca leaves, poppy-straw and cannabis.