KUALA LUMPUR: The minister's son who was detained by the police after testing positive for drugs, will be charged in court soon, says Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).
In a written reply, Muhyiddin said the pathology report of the suspect, who was investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, has been received by the police.
"The investigation papers have been submitted to the Attorney General's Chambers and orders have been issued to charge the suspect in court," he told Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong).
Shamsul had asked the ministry to state the full standard operating procedures (SOP) for those tested positive in suspected drug cases and the time needed to obtain a pathology report.
Muhyiddin said the police have their SOP and specific administration orders when obtaining the urine sample of a person suspected of taking illegal drugs.
"For cases investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs, the procedure and action taken by the investigation officer is to take the urine sample to the nearest government hospital's pathology department for confirmation within 48 hours or within a reasonable period," he said.
Regarding the time taken to complete a pathology test, it is fully under the purview of the pathology department under the Health Ministry, said Muhyiddin.
"The Home Ministry was made to understand that the period to confirm a urine sample depends on the type of drugs and the amount received for analysis," he said.
It is learnt that Ahmad Saiful Islam Mohamad was picked up by a combined team, involving the Dang Wangi Narcotics Crime Investigation Department and its Secret Society, Gaming and Vice Division (D7), in a raid that was conducted on Jan 5 in the Jalan Ampang area.
Sources close to the investigations confirmed that he tested positive for marijuana.
He was among 101 people who were inspected during the anti-vice raid.
It is known that he was among the two suspects who were detained for testing positive for the drug.