Two teenage girls were among eight people arrested at a drug-fuelled private party in Shah Alam early this morning.
All of them, aged 15 to 23, were each fined RM4,000 (around US$900) for violating Movement Control Order lockdown restrictions, which prohibits gatherings. Seven of them also tested positive for a slew of drugs including speed, meth, and benzos.
“They comprised five men and three women aged between 15 and 23 with the two teenage girls studying in a secondary school in Klang,” Shah Alam district police chief Baharudin Mat Taib told reporters today.
The raid reportedly took place following complaints from neighbors. Seven were in police custody for three days while the remaining person was released after paying the fine. All of the suspects had no prior criminal record.
The group is being investigated for drug offenses and face fines of up to RM5,000 each and two years’ jail.
Malaysia has been under the third total lockdown since June. 1.
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