Last night (17 August), the police had busted a wild party at a condominium at Jalan Lestari, Penang and had arrested 8 individuals, including 4 Vietnamese women during a raid at about 6 p.m.
The police had took it to Facebook to announce the results of their raid, including the findings of their investigation.
In the statement, the police said that the raid was led by Deputy Supt Akmal Yahaya and ASP Mohd, who was carried out by the anti-vice, gambling and secret societies division (D7) unit of the Penang police contingent.
“Based on public tip-offs, the police raided the condominium unit on the 10th floor and found the suspects partying amid loud music while drinking juices laced with drugs.” the police said.
Meanwhile, State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief Senior Asst Comm Rahimi Ra’ais said the suspects nabbed were aged between 25 and 40 year-old, and they were partying at the condominium unit that is believed to be rented by one of the male suspects since a year ago.
Further investigation also found that each of the suspects attended the wild party with a partner and or acquaintances to have fun.
Meanwhile, the police also found various type of drugs that is believed to be used by the suspects during the party. Among the drugs found were Erimin 5, ecstasy pills and drinks laced with drugs and syabu.
Rahimi added that 7 of the suspects showed positive for drugs in their urine test.
The police also seized the seized audio systems and disco lights from the condominium during the raid.
“We believe there is a possibility that the rented condominium unit has been transformed as a makeshift entertainment centre during the National Recovery Plan (NRP) period.” he said.
He said the case is being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code, Section 12(3) of the Dangerous Drug Act 1952 and Section 15(1) of the same act.
He added that the police extended their gratitude to the public who had tipped off about the drug party and they welcomed any cooperation from the public in giving information related to criminal activity to the police.
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