Over 100 cannabis plants seized at the plantation of M’sia, former diplomat and son arrested – Mothership.SG
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A former diplomat, 78, and his son, 53, were arrested after Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) seized 102 cannabis plants from the 78-year-old’s property, the report said. malaysian mail.
Police called the plants “ganja” and said they were worth around RM61,200 (S$19,128).
Police also seized 1.02 kg of cannabis herb and a bottle of cannabis extract liquid, with a total estimated value of RM2,750 (S$859).
A team from the RMP Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department raided the property in Pahang, Malaysia on May 21, 2022 at around 6 p.m.
According to a source quoted by the New Strait Times.
The discovery of plastic nursery containers gave authorities reason to believe the former diplomat was venturing into large-scale ganja cultivation.
“An inspection behind the house and its garage resulted in police finding 60 cannabis trees planted along the boundaries and eight more in a tent,” said Pahang Police Chief Datuk Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf at a press conference on May 24.
He added that the former diplomat had tested negative for drugs after a urine test. However, her son tested positive and admitted he had been addicted to cannabis since 2013.
The former diplomat admitted to police that he had been using the two-hectare plot to plant cannabis trees since 2015, the report reported. Malaysian courier.
He learned how to plant cannabis on YouTube and acquired cannabis seeds from various sources in Kuala Lumpur.
The 78-year-old also had eight dogs to guard his property.
Malaysia’s biggest ganja plant seizure
The case is considered to be one of the largest seizures of ganja plants in Malaysian narcotics history according to Pahang Police Chief, who also said the majority of past seizures were of ganja plants in Malaysia. jars.
The former diplomat, who held the title of Datuk, reportedly served in various Malaysian embassies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
The names of the two suspects were not released to local media.
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