The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have detected a method to produce drugs, using hallucinogenic mushrooms that grows on cow dung, Bernama reported.
Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department deputy director (Intelligence/Operations) DCP Zainudin Ahmad said the drugs were mostly in liquid form and mixed into drinks during parties and at entertainment outlets.
“The cow dung produces mushrooms and will be processed. This type of drug will make those taking them hallucinate.
“Urine tests conducted on those who take this drug will turn out positive,” he told Bernama after appearing as a guest on Bernama TV’s Ruang Bicara programme.
Zainudin said although the drug was not widely used and is less popular in the local market, the police are still cautious about the demand for other substances, explaining that the demand for cannabis, syabu and heroin are still very high.
He also commented on the latest drug trafficking trend during the Covid-19 pandemic and said that syndicates were more active using e-hailing, courier and e-commerce services to carry out their products.
According to him, his department has made 156 arrests involving deliverymen and recipients through e-hailing (40 arrests), courier (100) and e-commerce (16) from 18 March last year until yesterday (5 April).
“We work together with courier service companies and the companies will report if there is any information about any suspicious items,” he said.