Ops Selamat: Sixteen arrested for drug abuse in Machang

KOTA BARU: Sixteen people, aged between 18 and 45, were arrested for drug abuse during a three-day Ops Selamat conducted in Machang district since Jan 19.

Machang police chief Supt Mohd Adli Mat Daud said four of them were investigated under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

"Two suspects are being investigated under Section 30(3) of the Poisons Act 1952, and the remaining 10 suspects are being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1955,” he said in a statement today (Jan 23).

He said the operation was conducted with the cooperation of the Road Transport Department, Civil Defence Force, Fire and Rescue Department and the People's Volunteer Corps (Rela).

Supt Mohd Adli said two individuals were also arrested for alleged involvement in house-breaking and theft.

During the operation, he said the police also issued 177 summonses to traffic offenders for committing various offences, including disobeying traffic signals, crossing double lines and using handphones while driving. - Bernama

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