Death penalty or no, police to push for maximum punishment for drug offences

KAJANG: Maximum punishment will still be pushed by the Bukit Aman Narcotics Crime Investigations Department (NCID) when dealing with drug traffickers, even if the death penalty is abolished.

“If we look under the Dangerous Drug Act, there is a provision there that states that the court can punish the trafficker with life imprisonment with whipping of no less than 15 strokes,” said Comm Datuk

Seri Mohmad Salleh during a press conference at the district police headquarters here today (Oct 12).

He was responding to questions regarding the planned abolishment of the death penalty.

Comm Mohmad Salleh reiterated that the police would always go for the maximum punishment when it came to drug trafficking.

He said, personally, he thought the death penalty was a more suitable punishment.

“If you ask me, I would still prefer the death penalty.

"You must remember that the trafficker also kill (with drugs). Slowy. But surely.

“So, my personal opinion is that the best punishment is capital punishment. But as an enforcement officer, we will follow whatever law that has been passed by Parliament."


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