Police officer suspected of supplying drugs in court lock-up


JOHOR BARU: One of his tasks as a policeman is escorting suspects, including those charged with drug offences, to courts in the city.

Then the 42-year-old policeman became a suspect himself when he was arrested for allegedly supplying drugs to the court lock-ups.

It is learnt that the policeman could have raked in huge profits by supplying drugs to the detainees.

Johor deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Kamaruddin Md Din said the policeman was arrested around a court area at about 3.30pm on Tuesday.

He said the arrest followed the discovery of various drugs, inclu­ding syabu, ganja, heroin and Erimin 5 pills, within the court’s lock-up area.

The suspect has since been remanded for three days, DCP Ka­­ma­ruddin said, adding that investigations were being carried out under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

In an unrelated case, a 33-year-old dentist fell to his death from the 22nd floor of an apartment in Jalan Kebun Teh here yesterday.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the deceased worked at the Sultan Ismail Hospital.

“The apartment’s security guard was informed by a female resident staying on the seventh floor who saw something fell.

“The guard made some checks and found a body lying on the corridor of the second floor before he called for assistance,” said ACP Sha­hu­rinain.

He said inspection of the body found several notes which claimed he was cheated.

“The police then conducted a floor-by-floor check and found se­veral items believed to belong to the deceased, including liquor, a glove and a small knife,” ACP Sha­hurinain added.

“We have classified the case as sudden death.”


   

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