Ampang Jaya District police chief ACP Hamzah Alias (centre) shows some of the marijuana laced cookies which were seized from two houses in Bukit Antarabangsa. Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained five men, including a journalist and a university student, on suspicion of producing and selling cookies laced with ganja (marijuana) at two houses in Bukit Antarabangsa here, on Tuesday.

Ampang Jaya District police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said the suspects, aged between 24 and 27, were picked up in two raids which began at 9pm after police found slabs of ganja and the baked ''ganja cookies''.

"The raid on the first house led to the discovery of four slabs of what are believed to be ganja, three pieces of ''ganja cookies'' and a container of ganja powder.

"Subsequently, police raided the second house where the cookies were produced. “Police found 34 pieces of cookies there, believed to have been laced with ganja (weighing 215gm in total) and half a large ''ganja cookie'' (29gm)," he told a press conference at the Ampang Jaya District Police Headquarters here yesterday.

It is believed the cookies were being promoted and sold via the internet.

According to Hamzah, all the suspects, including a permanent resident here, were still new to the selling of the illicit substance via the internet.

"They were still new to the business and based on our initial investigations, such a selling method is the latest trend in selling ganja to buyers," he said, adding that all the suspects tested positive for THC-type ganja. The men are being remanded for seven days beginning yesterday to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. -- BERNAMA

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