GEORGE TOWN: Police caught 20 people flouting the conditional movement control order (MCO) at two birthday parties in separate apartment units in Mansion One along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah on Tuesday (June 2).
The first group, comprising eight male and three female students, aged 13 to 17, were arrested and remanded for four days.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the students came from George Town, Bayan Lepas and Bukit Mertajam to celebrate a friend's birthday.
“The students were remanded for four days to help in investigations under Sections 12(3) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and under Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations.
“We checked the unit and found a white glass plate, a piece of cigarette, some white powder suspected to be ketamine (0.68g), a paper wrap containing white powder suspected to be ketamine (0.78g) and a green Starbucks-labelled card.
“Six of them also tested positive for ketamine, and we confiscated 1.48g of ketamine worth RM220.
He added that the second group, made up of seven males and two females, aged 14 to 20, were all compounded under Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations.
Three of them were students.
“They were there to celebrate a birthday and their urine tests came back negative. Nothing was confiscated, ” he said.
Meanwhile, an outing for 16 people here at a restaurant in Gurney Plaza (June 2) ended with all them being compounded for violating the conditional MCO.
ACP Soffian said the group, comprising 14 men and two women, were issued a RM1,000 compound each under Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations.
“A patrol by the Pulau Tikus police station task force found 16 of them drinking at the restaurant past the operating hours.
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