Actor remanded in drug probe released on police bail

PETALING JAYA, Feb 9 — An actor who was ordered to be in remand for three days since last Wednesday for investigation into a drug case was released on police bail today.

Lawyer Datuk Haniff Hassan, who represented the 48-year-old actor, said his client was released after police recorded his statement.

The actor, who is from Terengganu, was investigated under under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous drugs Act 1952 for self-administration of drug. The offence provides an imprisonment for up to two years , or fine of up to RM5,000, or both,  and to be placed under supervision for up to three years, if found guilty.

He was arrested at the Mutiara Damansara police station last Tuesday when he went to give a statement in connection with a police report lodged by Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari, 37, last Jan 31.

In the report, Farid claimed that three of his artiste friends were believed to have placed drug in his drinks and that caused him to act wild and was later arrested by the police following an incident at the Kota Damansara police station last month. — Bernama

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