Cops monitoring drug, alcohol fests organised via social media

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SHAH ALAM: Certain quarters are using social media to deceive the authorities by trying to organise entertainment festivals involving drugs and alcohol, says Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor.

He said they used social media applications such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter purportedly to promote entertainment events.

“There is participation charges imposed depending on the organiser, specifically from among members and acquaintances taking part and the premises for the events are provided by the organiser whether at a condominium, apartment, housing estate or hotel.

“The target groups of the organisers are youths and young adults, all ranging in age from 16 to 45, who want entertainment and to enjoy themselves during weekends,” he said in a statement yesterday.

In this regard, Mazlan sternly warned such organisers that the police were always watching and monitoring such activities and would not compromise on action that can be taken against the organisers and participants of such events.