KUALA LUMPUR – “I was about to stop,” said a Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) staff arrested during the integrated operation to curb illegal activities, code named Ops Bah last night.
The operation was jointly conducted by DBKL and 14 other agencies including the National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) at Desa Rejang PPR in Setapak.
AADK’s Deputy Director-General of Operation Datuk Izhar Abu Talib personally interrogated the DBKL employee who was caught when the team made random inspections from house to house.
The 40 year-old divorcee who lived with his daughter said that his daughter was not at home during the operation as she had a sleepover at her friend’s home.
Izhar with several other officers conducted the checks from home to home. When they saw a lot of slippers at the front door, they suspected illegal activities in the house.
During the interview, the DBKL employee with two of his friends denied taking drugs. However, they admitted to it right after they were informed that urine tests will be conducted on them.
All three arrested were residents from the same block in the PPR.
Some DBKL officers on duty during the operation recognised the individual arrested. They shook their heads upon knowing that he was involved in drug abuse.
“We knew him. We didn’t expect him to be involved in drugs.
“He was with us last week in an operation,” a DBKL staff sighed seeing that his colleague was arrested.
All three of them were brought to a hall at the PPR for urine test. They were later brought to the police station.
19 individuals were arrested in the 38th series of operation.
The operation ended around 2.00 a.m.
Izhar said, the drug abuse in PPR at the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur is rather worrying and needed frequent monitoring.
“We need to give serious attentions to these areas. We have arrested teenagers as young as 13 year-old who was involved in drugs in the two days operation. It they started that early, the situation is indeed serious,” he said.
Izhar explained, the residents in PPR could be more pronged to drug abuse due to the high population density and limited recreational facilities.
More than a thousand people were arrested in the operation for various kinds of drugs abuse. – MalaysiaGazette