A former Malaysian diplomat with a Datuk title and his son was arrested by the police for being suspected of owning a cannabis farm at his residence in Janda Baik, Pahang.
According to Harian Metro, the duo was found with 102 marijuana trees planted all around his home and this is the case is the largest ever seizure of cannabis trees in Malaysian history.
The police raided his home on 23 May, where several rows of ganja trees were discovered around the perimeters. The police also found dried ganja leaves and containers with liquid inside, believed to be ganja oil.
“It is understood that the police were there to detain the elderly man before finding rows of several boundaries of land believed to be used to plant cannabis trees.” the sources said.
Meanwhile, in a separate report by Malaysia Gazette, the diplomat’s 53-year-old son was also arrested in connection to the crime.
“Urine test results found that the suspect the son was positive for cannabis while his father was negative and both had no previous criminal record,” Pahang police chief Datuk Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf was quoted as saying.
The value of the seized crop around the house perimeters is said to have amounted to RM61,200 and has been in cultivation since 2015.
In an update, Harian Metro reported that the suspect was selling the dried leaves as well as cannabis oil to a bunch of regular customers and acquaintances.
Ramli said that the suspect learned how to grow and process the drug through YouTube videos and that he bought the seeds from KL 7 years ago.
It is understood that the suspect who had served at a Malaysian embassy in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and the duo will be investigated according to Section 39B, Section 6B and section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
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