Police to wait for Hong Kong to complete investigation on 6 Malaysians arrested there


KUALA LUMPUR: Police will wait for their counterparts in Hong Kong to complete investigation into the six Malaysians arrested there on Nov 29 before initiating their own investigation here. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police had been in contact with their counterparts to get information on the arrest. However the response has not been very encouraging as investigations were ongoing. "The investigation (there) is being conducted by the (Hong Kong) police, we cannot interfere with their investigation. "However, our Narcotics Investigation Department has been in contact (with their police)," he told reporters after launching Tabung Pengaman for police and its retirees at police training centre in Jalan Semarak here today. Fuzi said police were also working with Malaysia's consulate-general in Hong Kong on the case. Asked if the police would seek to extradite the men once Hong Kong police had concluded their investigations, Fuzi said maybe after their release police could take action against the men under the Dangerous Drugs (Special Preventive Measures) Act 1985, once their counterparts were done with their investigations. It was reported that the six men were intercepted for inspection at the Hong Kong airport’s customs clearance counter following their arrival from Kuala Lumpur. More than 8kg of suspected ketamine was found strapped to the bodies of four of the six men. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Zahid Hamidi had said that the six men would be extradited to Malaysia to face the music. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd