5 detained over sale of ganja-laced cookies

ganja-cookiesKUALA LUMPUR: Police detained five men, including a journalist and a university student, on suspicion of producing and selling cookies laced with ganja (marijuana) at two houses in Bukit Antarabangsa here on Tuesday.

Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said the suspects, aged between 24 and 27, were picked up in two raids which began at 9pm after the police found slabs of ganja and baked “ganja cookies”.

“The raid on the first house led to the discovery of four slabs of what was believed to be ganja, three pieces of ‘ganja cookies’ and a container of ganja powder.

“Subsequently, police raided the second house where the cookies were produced. Police found 34 pieces of cookies believed to have been laced with ganja (weighing 215g in total) and a half-piece of big-sized ‘ganja cookies’ (29g),” he told a press conference at the Ampang Jaya district police headquarters here today.

According to Hamzah, all the suspects, including a permanent resident here, were still new at selling the illicit substances via the internet.

“They were still new in the business and based on our initial investigations, such a method is the latest trend in selling ganja to buyers,” he said, adding that all the suspects tested positive for the THC type of ganja.

The men were being remanded for seven days beginning yesterday to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.