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by allison lai
No wher e to run: Policemen watching over some of the 72 drug addicts at the oil palm plantation in Tanjung Kling, Malacca. — Bernama
MALACCA: A father who brought along his two-year-old son to get his drug fix was among 72 people arrested in an oil palm plantation near here.
The 28-year-old man was caught red-handed while buying heroin from a pusher with his toddler in his arms.
The addicts were arrested by a team of anti-narcotics police officers while either getting their fix or buying the drug.
They tried to run away but were nabbed before they could get far.
The boy was also taken to the Batang Tiga police station before his family members took him home.
Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Salehhudin Abd Rahman said during the six-hour Ops Tapis on Saturday, police picked up 70 men and two women, aged between 23 and 64, from the plantation at Kampung Pinang in Tanjung Kling here.
“All were arrested on suspicion of using heroin,” he said yesterday.
ACP Salehhudin said a 32-year-old man, who was believed to be the pusher, was detained for possessing heroin.
“A total of 210g of heroin and a motorcycle, which was report stolen, were seized in the operation,” he added.
He noted that one of the suspects was being investigated under Section 39(b) while another, under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, for possession while the others were being probed under Section 31 of the Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983 for drug abuse.
All the suspects were taken to the Melaka Tengah district police headquarters.
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