Police Arrest 11 Suspects For Hosting A Wild House Party During MCO

The suspects are between 15 and 23 years old.

Cover image via Ben Tan/Malay Mail & Twitter @bernamadotcom

Police arrested 11 people yesterday, 14 April, for allegedly having a wild party at a homestay in Masai, Johor during the Movement Control Order (MCO)

According to Bernama, Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said a team from the state's narcotics criminal investigation department arrested eight men and three women just after midnight at 12.45am.

The suspects are between 15 and 23 years old.

Johor police chief Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay.

Image via Ben Tan/Malay Mail

The police seized 2.08g of ketamine and four ecstasy pills during the raid of the homestay

"Preliminary investigations showed that all the suspects were not occupants of the premises and also failed to give a reasonable excuse for gathering there," Ayob Khan said in a statement after the arrests.

Malay Mail reported that the urine tests of seven of the men and the three women were found to be positive for ketamine and methamphetamine.

The police chief added that four of them had criminal records for previous drug-related offences.

The suspects will be remanded for three days to assist in investigations

Ayob Khan said they will be investigated under Sections 12(2) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug possession and use, as well as under Regulation 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 2020 for defying the MCO.

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