Four Johor policemen fail drug test

JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) – Four Royal Malaysia Police personnel and one administrative staff in Johor were detained after failing the drug test conducted on a large scale by state police since October 31.

Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd said the screening involved 10,370 police officers, personnel and staff in the state.

“Those detained were aged between 25 and 35; the four policemen tested positive for methamphetamine while the staff was positive for opium,” he told reporters after launching the ‘Program Ceria Bersama PDRM Care 2017’ yesterday.

He said 6,221 or 60 per cent of the number screened were drug-free. The process is being conducted daily until the remaining 4,149 have been screened.

Mohd Khalil said the suspects were being investigated under Section 15(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and would face court action.

Johor Police Chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd (left) launches the Taman Sutera Utama Cycling Police Unit which will be conducting patrols around the area in conjunction with ‘Program Ceria Bersama PDRM Care 2017. – BERNAMA