20 Friends Remanded For 4 Days After Being Caught At A Wild Party In Penang

They had crossed district borders to gather at a rented bungalow to party for a night after having not met for a long time due to the movement control order (MCO).

Cover image via Kosmo & Malaysia Gazette

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Past midnight, 1 August, 20 friends were caught participating in a wild party during a raid at a rented bungalow in George Town, Penang

Among them, there were 13 men and seven women, all aged between 17 to 25.

The raid was carried out at about 12.30am by the anti-vice, gambling, and secret societies division (D7) of the Penang contingent police headquarters, reported Utusan Malaysia.

During which, police discovered syabu, condoms, audio equipment at the scene.

The group had rented the bungalow for a day at RM800 through Facebook to party.

Image via Harian Metro

17 of them tested positive for drugs

According to Penang Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior ACP Rahimi Ra'ais, all 20 of them are locals and work as factory workers, food delivery riders, and shop assistants.

"Urine tests on 12 men and five women came back positive for methamphetamine," he said.

It was reported that all those present at the party had crossed district borders to gather at the bungalow after having not met for a long time due to the movement control order (MCO).

All 20 of them have been remanded for four days until 4 August

New Straits Times reported that Penang police are investigating the case under Section 269 of the Penal Code as well as Sections 12(3) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952.

Rahimi said that they were informed about the party by members of the public.

"We hope the public will continue to cooperate with the police on this," he added.

Image via Kosmo

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