Last night, 24 July, Dang Wangi district police carried out a raid at a luxury condominium in Kuala Lumpur after learning about a party in violation of the COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs)
A total of 10 individuals, five men and five women, were found at the party.
Among the men, one of them was a civil servant and another a former civil servant.
According to the district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah, one of them had rented the unit at RM130 per night for two nights since Friday, 23 July for the party, reported Malaysia Gazette.
The raid was carried out at 7.30pm during a SOPs Compliance Op.
Two of the men had crossed district borders without permission
They crossed district borders from Kajang and Sungai Buloh to join the party in Jalan Imbi.
Mohamad Zainal said the police arrested five men and five women, all aged between 18 to 40.
"As a result of further inspection, the police also found and confiscated loudspeakers as well as almost 20 cans of green and branded liquor believed to be used by them for entertainment," he added.
Nine of them were found positive for drugs
They were made to undergo a urine test which revealed that the suspects were positive for ketamine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, benzodiazepines, according to Mohamad Zainal.
One woman tested negative.
A total compound of RM42,000 was issued against all 10
"All those detained are locals where one of them is a civil servant and another is a former civil servant who has been sacked. Two of them were fined RM5,000 each for being found illegally crossing the district, while eight others were fined RM4,000 each for violating SOPs," Astro Awani quoted him as saying.
"Compound actions on all 10 individuals were taken in accordance with Regulation 17 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures in Local Areas of Infection) Regulations 2021."
They were taken to the district police headquartersor for further action
Mohamad Zainal explained that the case is being investigated under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, Act 342, and Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
On 20 July, four policemen were nabbed in a raid by Bukit Aman while they were partying with four civilian women at a police station:
One of the policemen, who is a police station chief and tested positive for drugs, has since been pulled from active duty: