Sabah divisional youth leader arrested for drugs

A photograph of the suspect outside Kota Belud police station last night which was circulated on social media.

KOTA KINABALU: A divisional youth leader from a ruling Sabah party has been arrested for being under the influence of drugs at the Paradise army camp in Kota Belud last night.

The man, who is in his 30s, was detained by police at about 8pm after being stopped at the security post.

Guards found that the politician was high on drugs and called the police.

Deputy Commissioner Mazli Mazlan confirmed the arrest today after details of the politician had gone viral on social media. He was alleged to have been high on syabu.

The Warisan division in Kota Belud has confirmed the arrest of the youth wing chief over an alleged drug offence.

The division expressed regret over the incident and said the divisional leadership would give full cooperation to the authorities in their investigation.

The Kota Belud division is led by Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis, former deputy minister for energy.

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