Cops among 114 nabbed

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  • Saturday, 19 Mar 2005

SEREMBAN: A police chief inspector and two constables were among 114 partygoers rounded up in a surprise raid by the Federal Narcotics department on a discotheque in Bandar Baru Nilai near here, early yesterday morning. 

The officers from the Nilai police station were inside the dimly lit entertainment outlet, a popular haunt for “party drugs”, when the raid was carried out at about 3.45am. 

A fireman, who was patronising the nightspot, was also nabbed in the massive operation by 70 police personnel led by Bukit Aman’s Assistant Director of Narcotics (intelligence and operation) Senior Asst Comm II Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar. 

SAC Khalid said police also seized packets of amphetamine-like stimulants, mostly Ecstasy and syabu drugs, in the crackdown. 

“We recovered a significant number of drug packs, abandoned at the outlet after some of these patrons quickly discarded the items upon seeing the raiding team,” he said yesterday. 

SAC Khalid said 89 of the partygoers, between 17 and 60 years, were tested positive for drugs. 

Nine others, believed to be drug traffickers, were also detained. 

APPREHENDED: Some of the partygoers sitting together after they were rounded up during apolice raid on a discotheque in Bandar Baru Nilai Friday.

He said nine foreigners who violated their permits to work in the outlet and an Indonesian woman without proper travel documents were also apprehended by the police team. 

SAC Khalid said the nightspot, operating at a shoplot, was a popular haunt for partygoers from as far as Kuala Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and here as drugs were easily available.  

“On a usual night, the outlet would have some 300 to 400 revellers,” he added. 

SAC Khalid said rooms on the upper floor of the outlet were renovated to facilitate prostitution and other vice-related activities. 

“We will recommend to the local council to have the outlet cease its operation,” he added.  

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