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Jose Mourinho
21-02-2006, 11:30 AM
This is from The Star today, dated 21.2.2006:

Cops to zoom in on entertainment outlets to check drug abuse

By LOURDES CHARLES

KUALA LUMPUR: The party is over for youths who frequent clubs and nightspots for designer drugs, as police will step up nationwide raids on these entertainment outlets.

Police said they were concerned over the easy availability of these drugs, namely methamphetamine and amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), which were popular with young people.

Last year, police screened 53,200 patrons at discos and nightspots and nabbed about 10,000 for drug abuse under Section 15 (1) (a).

Under this section, anyone found guilty can be sentenced to jail for up to two years, fined or both.

However, it is not known how many were charged and sentenced.

Federal Narcotics Crimes Investigations Department director Deputy Commissioner Datuk Najib Abdul Aziz said his department was doing everything possible to go after the traffickers, distributors, suppliers, manufacturers and pushers of party drugs.

“We have quite a number of outlets under surveillance and will continue with our raids. Parents and concerned citizens have complained to us. They are concerned over the drug abuse in such places,” he told The Star.

Most of the 2,186 raids conducted last year were in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor, Perak, Sarawak, and Sabah, where the majority of the outlets were located.

Police records revealed that most of those nabbed tested positive for party drugs. Only a handful tested positive for heroin and ganja.

Of those nabbed, 62% were Chinese, 29% Malays, 3% Indians, 3% other races and 3% foreigners.

It is learnt that the local councils, following recommendations from the police, have shut down more than 10 outlets.

DCP Najib said he had directed his men to hit the streets more often and to gather intelligence on syndicates bringing in such drugs.

“In January, we conducted 5,385 raids, and arrested 226 people who tested positive for party drugs,” he added.

It is learnt that police had recommended to the local councils, which are the authority approving entertainment licences, to revoke the permits of a number of outlets for violating their operating permits.

orchipalar
21-02-2006, 12:18 PM
Most of the 2,186 raids conducted last year were in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang, Johor, Perak, Sarawak, and Sabah, where the majority of the outlets were located.

Of those nabbed, 62% were Chinese, 29% Malays, 3% Indians, 3% other races and 3% foreigners.

It is learnt that the local councils, following recommendations from the police, have shut down more than 10 outlets.

DCP Najib said he had directed his men to hit the streets more often and to gather intelligence on syndicates bringing in such drugs.

“In January, we conducted 5,385 raids, and arrested 226 people who tested positive for party drugs,” he added.

Err...Yippie Dooo!...so on the average...it's safe to say that for each raid...the authorities nab few people...n then for the rest of the thousands of raids...they failed to nab anyone....zero?

Ahem...what were they raiding...the zoos which are located across this country?

Err...there are just a couple of places that anyone whom would frequent the places often...could tell the Police...where there would be hundreds of so called 'malaysians' doing drugs...on any nights on weekends. :rolleyes:

Jose Mourinho
21-02-2006, 12:22 PM
My apologies for the heading of this thread. What I actually meant to say was that why was there a need to painstakingly analyse and work out the percentages of how many Malays, Chinese, Indians etc take drugs? Malaysians. They are all Malaysians. Gee. We are all Malaysians.

:(

La Vida Loca
21-02-2006, 12:49 PM
Can't blame orchipalar, most of us (sorry for generalising) pick out key words when we speed read and that percentage thingy stand out like a sore thumb. Now I'm left wondering how it got to a 62%, is it because

1. Most youngster that frequent liquor serving joints are Chinese
2. Chinese youth are more affluent and therefore can afford the habit of using designer drugs
3. The police are raiding the mainstream clubs in kuala lumpur where there is a dense chinese population and leaving out the dangdut clubs

saml
21-02-2006, 02:45 PM
I think that this police raids are good for whatever race they may be, as long as they are caught they have to face the wrath of the law. Even when there is the death penalty, people still traffic drugs. There will be people dumb or stupid enough to keep doing it.

burntan
21-02-2006, 05:18 PM
Last year, police screened 53,200 patrons at discos and nightspots and nabbed about 10,000 for drug abuse under Section 15 (1) (a).

Most of the 2,186 raids conducted last year were in ...

In January, we conducted 5,385 raids, and arrested 226 people who tested positive for party drugs

I think the problem continue because...

However, it is not known how many were charged and sentenced.

chin_wan
21-02-2006, 05:34 PM
I think that this police raids are good for whatever race they may be, as long as they are caught they have to face the wrath of the law. Even when there is the death penalty, people still traffic drugs. There will be people dumb or stupid enough to keep doing it.

Oh dear...deja vu. Click here to see what I mean (http://www.usj.com.my/bulletin/upload/showthread.php?t=11460)