A Singaporean father and his two sons have been arrested for allegedly growing and selling cannabis in Malaysia.
The 58-year-old man and his sons, aged 25 and 31, were nabbed last Friday (25 June). They were believed to have entered the country to sell perfume.
The family were growing eight cannabis trees and had 23 glass bottles containing dried leaves suspected to be cannabis weighing 398 grams at a luxury bungalow in Semenyih.
Other items in their possession included ultraviolet lamps, oxygen tanks, coolers, booster fans and heat lamps which are all used to cultivate the plant.
Kajang district police chief Mohd Zaid Hassan said that the drugs seized were worth at least RM19,000.
Their operation supplied cannabis to local markets and a neighbouring country.
The family bought and grew seeds from the U.S. They also promoted their business online where they would use social media and couriers for shipments.
As of 2021, despite the ongoing fight towards the decriminalisation of cannabis in Malaysia, PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin remains adamant that the government would maintain its status on cannabis and related drugs, citing that it brings harm to the community.
In conjunction with National Anti-Drugs Day, he said in a speech, “I would like to stress that the government would not change its control status on cannabis and all other related drug substances as stipulated in the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 as it clearly brings a lot of harm to the people.”