Free Malaysia Today reports

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 327 officers and other personnel involved in drug-related activities under “Op Duri” from January until October this year.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) director Razarudin Husain said based on intelligence gathered and complaints, the arrests showed a downward trend compared with 566 individuals arrested last year.

“The department always conducts various operations, including ‘Op Duri’, previously known as ‘Op Blue Devil’, to curb the involvement of police officers and personnel in drug abuse.

“From the total, 18 individuals were arrested for drug trafficking, 74 for drug possession, 225 for being positive for drugs based on urine tests, and 10 under the Special Preventive Measures (LLPN),” he told reporters today.

Razarudin said the decline in arrests, also conducted during the enforcement of the conditional movement control order, proved that the police did not take the involvement of its officers and personnel in such activities lightly.

“I cannot deny that there are police officers and personnel involved in the sale of ketum, an offence under the Poisons Act, and we have received reports on such activity,” he said, adding that action would be taken, either by charging them in court, or by transferring them.

“I urge all officers and personnel involved in such activities to repent.”

When asked what would happen to the seized drugs, he said the drugs would become evidence until the cases were settled.