Ex-diplomat arrested for allegedly growing cannabis in his house has been released

GEORGE TOWN: Former diplomat, who was arrested for allegedly growing cannabis in his house in Pahang, has been released from remand.
Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department Director, Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said police applied a remand extension for another seven days but was rejected by the court.
His son remains in custody but he might be released as well on Monday, according to his  lawyer, Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah.
The lawyer told the media that the police had applied for an extension of remand for seven days, but Magistrate Shahrul Ekhsan Hasim rejected the application after being satisfied that there was no evidence to link the individual to any offence, according to NST .
The former diplomat, who is also a former Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia, and his son was arrested on May 21 in Shah Alam.
Pahang police said they found about 100 cannabis trees at their house in Janda Baik.
Police also said they found dried cannabis leaves weighing 1.02kg and a bottle of cannabis oil, adding one of the suspects had admitted he learnt how to grow cannabis from YouTube video tutorials.
Both suspects are being investigated for cultivating and trafficking drugs.
“We are completing the investigation paper as soon as possible and will submit it to the Attorney General’s Office soon for further action.
“We will wait for further instructions after the investigation paper is submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers,” Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin said at a press conference in Bukit Aman today.


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