ROMPIN: Two men who were high on drugs have been arrested after causing chaos at a PAS by-election operations room in Kuala Rompin here.
Pahang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Seri Sharifuddin Ab Ghani said the men, aged 41 and 46, were tested positive for marijuana.
“There was a minor scuffle at the PAS operations room after which a party supporter was knocked on the head. The suspects, one of whom is a civil servant, were picked up by police at about 4.20pm Sunday after we were alerted by the PAS campaign staff.
“We will be investigating the suspects for criminal intimidation and also for taking illegal drugs,” he told a press conference here Monday.
He added that police were still investigating whether the suspects had any links to political parties.
On the Rompin by-election, SDCP Sharifuddin advised political parties to notify the police earlier if they wish to organise ceramahs.
“We received 23 applications for permits this morning for ceramahs to be held tonight when the rule is actually for notification to be given 48 hours before the event. The Rompin OCPD is already giving leeway so I hope the political parties can at least give us a call or fax us the details of their ceramah earlier,” he said.
On another matter, SDCP Sharifuddin said police had busted an illegal gambling ring that use tablet devices in Muadzam Shah here on April 21.
“We believe this is a new modus operandi in Pahang where they use mobile electronic devices to gamble instead of computers in a premise. Ten players and the organiser have been detained in raids at several restaurants after we received a tip-off,” he said.
SDCP Sharifuddin said 13 tablets and RM744 were seized by the police during the raids.
He also said a woman and a man were arrested in Muadzam Shah and in Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman respectively for running lottery betting activities.
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