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Several police officers in Perak arrested after random checks found them to be involved in drugs

Stern action has been taken on the several policemen attached with the Perak contingent who was found to be involved in drug abuse, said Perak Police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.

According to Bernama, Mior said some of them were repeat offenders and despite having been arrested and charged in court with drug abuse, they have returned to the illicit activities.

He said this was uncovered when the state police conducted random drug tests on the police contingent on Wednesday (20 July).

“We will take stern action because some of them have failed (tested positive) before and were charged in court and then released,” he said.

NST reported that about 10 policemen in the state had failed the screening.

He said this after launching the Perak Contingent level Anti-Scam campaign 2022 and elaborated that those detained will be investigated under the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and would face disciplinary action under the Public Officers Regulations Act (Conduct and Discipline) 1993.

Source: FMT

Meanwhile, Mior also said that according to the statistics, online scam cases were higher in contrast to other commercial crime cases.

He shared that within the first six months of this year, the police have recorded a total of 1,094 commercial crime cases, while a total of 2,021 cases and 1,919 cases were recorded in 2021 and 2020 respectively.

To raise the public’s awareness of such scams, the Commercial Crime Investigation Department (JSJK) launched a commercial crime prevention campaign in November 2021, especially relating to online scams, among other enforcement and prevention efforts.

Apart from this, various activities and programmes were held at the Anti-Scam campaign where JSJK also promoted the CCID Scam Response Centre, CCID Infoline and portal https://semakmule.rmp.gov.my/ which were developed by the department.

“These three platforms are provided as a crime prevention initiative and it is hoped that they will be utilised to the maximum to reduce commercial crime cases,” Mior said.


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