IPOH: Eleven people, including a foreigner, have been arrested during raids at two entertainment outlets in Manjung, about 80km from here.
Perak police chief Comm Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said the 11, who included two women, also tested positive for methamphetamine and were arrested at the first location.
Comm Mior Faridalathrash said the operations were conducted simultaneously at about 8.30pm on Saturday (Jan 9).
"They were brought back to the Manjung district police station to be tested.
"They will be investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act," he said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 10).
"In the second location, we seized 23 plastic packets containing ketamine, 43 Ecstasy pills, 10 Erimin 5 pills and six other packets containing substances believed to be drugs during the raid.
"Two people, including a woman, will be investigated under Section 32B of the same Act," he added.
Comm Mior Faridalathrash said entertainment outlet operators must ensure their premises are not used for distribution or usage of drugs.
"Stern action will be taken against them if they continue to be stubborn.
"We will also propose to the local councils to revoke their licences," he said, adding that a total of 29 people, aged between 22 and 44 were checked during the raids at both premises.
"The managers of the two outlets have also been arrested for running the business without a licence, which had expired," he added.
Comm Mior Faridalathrash also said that 24 compounds under Section 12 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act were issued for disobeying physical distancing.
"We want to advise patrons to always observe the standard operating procedure as set by the National Security Council to prevent the spread of Covid-19," he said.