Surprisingly, mushrooms grew from cow dung can be made into a drug and The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) had discovered that people are taking them to get high.
According to Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Intelligence/Operations) DCP, Zainudin Ahmad, the drugs produced are mainly in liquid form and are mixed into drinks during wild parties and at entertainment outlets.
“The cow dung produces mushrooms and will be processed…this type of drug will make those taking them hallucinate,” he told Bernama after appearing as a guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara programme on Monday (5 April).
“Urine test conducted on those who take this drug will turn out positive.”
Zainudin said that the drug was not widely used and less popular in the local market. However, the police were still cautious about the current drug demand.
In his opinion, the problem is not very serious yet, but it is still worrisome as this method means addicts can get high for free.
Meanwhile, Zainudin commented that syndicates are devising new methods for shipment of drugs and have been more active in using e-hailing, courier and e-commerce services to carry out their activities since the start of Movement Control Order (MCO).
He said that 156 arrests were made involving deliverymen and recipients via e-hailing (40 arrests), courier (100) and e-commerce (16) between 18 March 2020 to 5 April 2021.
“We work together with courier service companies and the companies will report if there is any information about any suspicious items,” he said.