26 Youths at Private Drug Fest Busted

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Several secondary school students, with the youngest being a 15-year-old girl, and 21 other youths were arrested while high on drugs.

  • 15 males, aged 18-26
  • 11 females, aged 15-23
  • 15-year-old Form Three girl the youngest
  • Party organised through social media

Acting on a tip-off, police raided a homestay unit located on the third floor of the Kelisa Apartment in Prai which the organiser of a drug party had rented for RM300 a night as a place for the party-goers to get high on drugs.

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Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said the 26 youths comprised 15 males, aged between 18 and 26, and 11 females, aged between 15 and 23, following their arrest at 11am on Sunday.

Besides four secondary school students, including the 15-year-old female Form Three pupil, two college students were also part of the group.

Most of the remaining youths in the group were unemployed while the oldest among the group was a 26-year-old assistant lorry driver.

“On the dining table were three Erimin 5 pills, two plastic bags containing white powder believed to be ketamine, and plastic plates and straws believed to have been used to inhale the drugs,” Nik Ros said.

“We checked the male suspects and found a plastic bag containing a pill marked with an ‘S’ on one of them.

“Our investigations showed the drugs were brought in by a 20-year-old who works as a mechanic.

“He obtained the drugs from a dealer nicknamed ‘Boss’ a few hours before the drug party,” he said.

It is learnt the organiser is a 21-year-old man from Bedong who collaborated with the car mechanic from Karangan to organise the party through social media.

Nik Ros said the group, which called itself ‘Group Goyang Kuk’, is believed to have organised several such parties in the past.

“It is sad to see so many young children taking drugs. I feel the parents must be held responsible for their children’s negligence,” Nik Ros told FMT.

The youths have been remanded for four days pending investigations under Sections 12(2) and 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.