The son of a minister was detained after testing positive for drugs during an anti-vice raid at Jalan Ampang in the city in the early hours of Saturday (Jan 5).
The Malaysian Insight named the individual as the son of Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
Citing a source from the Dang Wangi police narcotics department, the news portal reported that Ahmad Saiful Islam Mohamad, 31, tested positive for drugs when he was picked up at an entertainment outlet.
The Amanah president, popularly known as Mat Sabu, has four children, and Saiful Islam is his third child.
Earlier, Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Zainuddin Yaacob told Sinar Harian that the man together with his 33-year-old friend have been released on police bail.
The case is being investigated under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act for the consumption of drugs.
The provision carries a fine of up to RM5,000 or two years’ jail upon conviction.
The raid was conducted by a combined team involving the Dang Wangi Narcotics Crime Investigation Department and its Secret Society, Gaming and Vice Division (D7).
It was reported that Saiful Islam was among the 101 people – 55 women and 46 men – who were tested during the anti-vice raid.