Former Malaysian diplomat with the title “Datuk” arrested for allegedly growing ganja

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KUALA LUMPUR: A former Malaysian diplomat with the title “Datuk” has been arrested by the police for allegedly growing and processing cannabis.

It was reported the police discovered he possessed nearly 100 ganja trees at a plantation.

“It was learnt that the senior citizen was taken into custody before authorities found several garden rows believed to be used to plant ganja.

“Several rows of ganja trees were also discovered around the residence. Police then found dried ganja leaves and containers with liquid inside, believed to be ganja oil.

“The suspect is believed to have ventured into ganja growing on a serious scale following the discovery of plastic nursery containers at the scene,” a source told NST.

According to the local media, a team from the Narcotics Criminal Investigation Division had raided the suspect’s residence in Janda Baik, Pahang at about 6pm over the weekend.

It was reported,  Datuk who served at Malaysian embassies in the Southeast Asia as well as in the Middle East, has been remanded until May 28.

His son has been also arrested and remanded.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B for trafficking in dangerous drugs.

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