AMANAH vice-president Husam Musa has confirmed that his son, Ahmad Syafi, was arrested for being in possession of 200 methamphetamine pills, saying tonight he has yet to be informed about his son’s remand.
The Salor assemblyman said he would give further details after meeting his son.
“I only found out that my son, Ahmad Syafi, was remanded by the Kota Baru court on the charge of possessing the methamphetamine pills at 5.22pm, when someone sent me a copy of the Malaysiakini report via WhatsApp.
“Until now, there has been no official notice by police given to me about the arrest,” he said in a statement uploaded on his Facebook account.
Husam said he was told by residents in the area where his son was nabbed that Syafi had been arrested by “a group of men”.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Ismail Mat Sidik earlier confirmed the arrest, saying the 29-year-old suspect was brought to the Kota Baru court for a remand order.
“The suspect has been remanded for four days, beginning today, to assist in police investigations after 200 methamphetamine pills were found in his right trouser pocket.”
He was reported to have been behaving suspiciously, causing police to observe him for five minutes before identifying themselves.
Astro Awani reported that Syafi had tried to escape by running to the side of the house when he was approached by police.
During the pursuit, he fell to the ground and tried to resist arrest when officers tried to search him, Awani quoted Ismail as saying.
Police found a blue plastic bag wrapped in white tissue, containing 198 red pills and two green ones.
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