Perak Eatery Suspected Of Serving Drug-Laced Food After Customers Started Hallucinating

Three staff members, including a cook, tested positive for opiates.

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A restaurant in Teluk Intan, Perak is under investigation by police and the Ministry of Health after several customers complained of experiencing hallucinations

According to theSun, a customer first suspected something was amiss when he felt fatigued and started hallucinating after dining at the Sultana Nasi Kandar restaurant.

Sultana Nasi Kandar in Teluk Intan.

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At 11.20am on 20 February, the State Health Department and the police conducted a raid and detained the restaurant's cook and two of his assistants.

After the men were made to take urine tests, it was revealed that the three staff members tested positive for opiates

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The suspects are reportedly between the ages of 30 and 70.

Several ingredients and dishes such as coconut sambal, mutton curry, fried chicken, bean sprouts, and white rice were seized by the police

Hilir Perak district deputy police chief Superintendent Yahaya Hassan told Berita Harian that the food was sent to the Department of Chemistry in Ipoh for inspection.

"A translucent plastic packet containing poppy seeds was also seized," he added.

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The case is currently being investigated under Section 14  and 15(1)(a) Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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