Three seriously injured in fight over ‘drug area’

JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) – The Johor police arrested a 34-year-old man for investigation over a fight, believed over the control of a drug peddling area, which left three men seriously injured.

State Police Chief Datuk Mohd Khalil Kader Mohd, in a statement yesterday, said the suspect was arrested at an apartment in Permas Jaya at 1.10am yesterday.

On the injured men, he said, two of them, aged 46 and 39, were found in an oil palm plantation at Jalan Permas Utara on Saturday.

He said one was found with the right wrist severed, and the other, with his left thumb missing.

Both were taken to a hospital, but efforts to reattach the severed wrist was futile, while the man with the missing thumb had it stitched back, he said, adding that both were reported to be in stable condition.

Mohd Khalil said the third man was found in Masai yesterday with injuries on the left arm.

He said the police also found a burnt motorcycle, believed to be used by one of the three men.

Police believe the victims were slashed by a group of seven men armed with machete in a fight over the control of an area for drug peddling.