Probe into ex-diplomat and son’s ganja case underway

KUALA LUMPUR: Bukit Aman is in the midst of completing its investigation on a former diplomat and his son who were recently arrested along with the seizure of 102 ganja trees in Janda Baik.

Bukit Aman Narcotic Crime Investigation Department (NCID) director Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said the department aimed to complete the investigation paper as soon as possible.

“Once the investigation paper is completed, we will refer it to the Attorney General’s Chambers for further action.

“The 78-year-old former diplomat was released on police bail on Saturday upon the expiry of his remand. His son’s remand is expiring on Monday (today) and we will apply for an extension,” he told reporters in Bukit Aman yesterday.

Previously, the media reported that a former Malaysian diplomat had been arrested after being suspected of owning a cannabis farm with more than 100 trees at his home in Janda Baik.

The ex-diplomat was detained during a police raid on May 21, while his 53-year-old son was detained in Shah Alam on May 23.

According to Pahang police chief Comm Datuk Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf, the police confiscated 102 cannabis trees at his home with an estimated value of RM61,200, along with dried cannabis leaves weighing 1.02kg, worth an estimated RM2,500 and a bottle of liquid made of cannabis extract worth RM250.

Police believe the second suspect learnt ganja planting and processing from online sources.

Comm Ramli was also reported as saying that the case was considered the largest seizure of cannabis trees in the country.

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