Cops raid CNY private party in KL, arrest scores of revellers

Participants paid RM30 to RM40 to take part in the Chinese New Year party at an entertainment outlet in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. (File pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained 117 people, including a woman believed to be the organiser of a private party, during a raid on a Chinese New Year celebration at an entertainment outlet in Pudu here on Sunday.

Wangsa Maju district deputy police chief Muhammad Najib Hamzah said in the 2am raid, 314 people were interrogated and 115 of them, including 29 women, tested positive for drugs.

“Police also arrested a man, in his 30s, who had the number ‘08’ tattooed on his left shoulder. He was remanded for a day to assist in investigations under Section 52(3) of the Societies Act 1966,” he said in a statement today.

He said all those arrested, aged between 20 and 30, have been remanded for four days until tomorrow to assist in investigations under Section 15 (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

The 27-year-old organiser, who rented the premises for RM12,000 per day, has been freed on police bail.

Investigations revealed that the party was organised via a Facebook page.

Each participant had to pay RM30 to attend it before midnight and RM40 after midnight, Najib said, adding that police also seized liquor, musical instruments and cash.