Raids On KL Nightclubs Began Last Night With A Promise That No Exceptions Will Be Made

The raid team comprises of 400 members from 28 government agencies and 19 non-governmental organisations.

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Last night, 21 April, a team of 400 officials conducted a raid on nightclubs and entertainment outlets in the Federal Territory as part of the 44th Operasi Banteras Aktiviti Haram (OPS BAH)

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The team comprising OPS BAH, otherwise known as the Fight Illegal Activities Integrated Operation, includes members of 28 government agencies and 19 non-governmental organisations, reported Free Malaysia Today.

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According to The Coverage, Zouk KL was raided last night by members of Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM), Kementerian Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (KWPKL), Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL), Agensi Anti Dadah Kebangsaan (AADK), and Immigration Department of Malaysia.

During the raid at Zouk KL, three individuals tested positive for methamphetamine while 10 others were ordered to be present at the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi)

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The latter group will be investigated under the Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997.

Additionally, thirty bottles of liquor were seized under Section 54(1) of the Excise At 1976, reported Bernama.

Chief coordinator of the Fight Illegal Activities Integrated Operation Azman Mahmood has denied claims that exceptions will be made to certain entertainment outlets for any reason.

“If you have committed an offence, action will still be taken no matter what. There is no such thing as immunity.”

He explained that, "In the Federal Territories there are about 1,800 clubs which must be checked and we are going to all these clubs."

Earlier this month, UMNO leader Datuk Rizalman Mokhtar who was arrested at a KL nightclub for drug use was cleared of all charges after a second urine test tested negative:

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