Five men stopped at MCO roadblocks in Johor arrested after testing positive for drugs

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  • Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020

JOHOR BARU: Five men have been arrested for drugs after they were stopped at roadblocks during the movement control order (MCO) here.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Shahurinain Jais said the individuals were caught at two separate MCO roadblocks on Wednesday (March 25).

"The first arrests were made at 1am, when a group of three men were stopped at the roadblock on the Sultan Iskandar highway.

"All three tested positive for methamphetamine, but have no past criminal records," he said.

The second group was arrested at around 3am along Jalan Pantai Permas Jaya, involving two men who also tested postive for methamphetamine.

ACP Shaurinain said that one of the men had a total of 11 criminal records for robbery, house break-in, voluntary causing hurt, drug abuse as well as involvement in organised crime.

On Tuesday (March 24) at about 10.30pm, a man was also arrested at a roadblock along Jalan Taman Daya after testing positive for ganja.

All six suspects, aged 24 to 36, are being investigated under 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

In an unrelated case, ACP Shahurinain said that two suspects were arrested for breaking into a hotel and stealing a 32-inch TV.

"The two suspects, both 22, were nabbed at about 2.30am at a house in Taman Rinting.

"We received a report at 10.26pm on Monday (March 24) regarding a break-in at a hotel in Permas Jaya," he said, adding that both suspects were wanted for another similar case and motorcycle theft.

The case is being investigated under Section 379A and 457 of the Penal Code.

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