KOTA BARU: Disciplinary action has been taken against three policemen in Kelantan for being involved with drugs last year.
The state’s Narcotics Department chief, Supt Mohamed Nor Mansor, said two were with his section, while the other policeman belonged to the general duties unit.
“Two of them were suspended, while the third person was banished,” he told reporters here yesterday.
Supt Mohamed Nor did not reveal their ranks but said the men were in their 30s and two were drug-dependents, while the other was a small-scale drug distributor.
Severe punishment would be meted out to any personnel involved in drug-related activities, he added.
Meanwhile, Mohamed Nor said throughout last year, police detained 973 people who were involved with drugs, compared to 911 offenders in the previous year.
“A total of 845 drug-related cases were recorded last year compared to 766 cases in the year before.”
Last year, police seized 4,409.67gm of ganja, heroin (426.67gms), syabu (56.50gms) and 51,137 Ecstacy pills.
He added that 4,757 offenders were detained under Section 3 (1) of the Drug Prevention Act and 133 people were arrested under Special Preventive Measures. –Bernama