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Boat skipper detained, tests positive for drugs after foreign divers go missing in Johor

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Boat skipper detained, tests positive for drugs after foreign divers go missing in Johor

MERSING, April 7 — The skipper of a boat boarded by four foreign divers who were reported missing after a diving exercise to Pulau Tokong Sanggol here, has been detained after he tested positive for drug. Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the man, in his 20s, was initially...

channel for the latest updates.MERSING, April 7 — The skipper of a boat boarded by four foreign divers who were reported missing after a diving exercise to Pulau Tokong Sanggol here, has been detained after he tested positive for drug.Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the man, in his 20s, was initially called in to give his statement. 

“We conducted a urine test and found he tested positive for drug. We will detain him until our investigation is completed,” he told reporters at Pangkalan Hadapan Carilamat (PHC) at the Mersing District Council public jetty here.Kamarul Zaman said the boat skipperl was detained at the Mersing district police headquarters at about 11.30pm yesterday and is being investigated under Section 15 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act.

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MERSING, April 7 — The skipper of a boat boarded by four foreign divers who were reported missing after a diving exercise to Pulau Tokong Sanggol here, has been detained after he tested positive for drug. Johor police chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the man, in his 20s, was initially called in to give his statement. PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) in a statement today said toll collection would be carried out as normal from Friday (April 8) and motorists are advised to ensure their Touch ‘n Go cards as well as e-Wallet are active and have sufficient balance to enjoy a smooth journey.  “We conducted a urine test and found he tested positive for drug.30pm yesterday due to poor visibility and resumed at 7am today, involving a total of 90 members and officers from various agencies ,including 30 divers and 18 assets. We will detain him until our investigation is completed,” he told reporters at Pangkalan Hadapan Carilamat (PHC) at the Mersing District Council public jetty here. On March 30, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob was reported as saying that the government agreed to give exemption on toll payment for seven days for all types of vehicles at the Malaysia-Singapore checkpoints following the reopening of land borders of the two countries from April 1. Kamarul Zaman said the boat skipperl was detained at the Mersing district police headquarters at about 11. Also present were Johor Police Chief Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat, Iskandar Mersing Camp Special Service Group General Staff Chief Adi Ridzwan Abdullah and Johor Maritime Director First Maritime Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria.

30pm yesterday and is being investigated under Section 15 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act. The statement said Singapore drivers who intend to reload their Touch ‘n Go cards in Johor, can do so at eight reload stations at Linkedua Highway apart from reload centres around Johor Causeway. To the families who are affected by tragedy, we are doing whatever we can to find them, and will do our best to find them as soon as possible,” he told reporters at the Pangkalan Hadapan Carilamat Mersing Jetty here today. When asked if there was an element of negligence in the incident involving the foreign divers, Kamarul Zaman said his team was investigating all aspects. “We will investigate in terms of their diving equipment, the dive centre and so on. In addition, reload could also be made at self-service kiosks at toll plazas and selected rest areas. A forensic team will be arriving. If there is misconduct and so on, we will investigate as well,” he added. Apart from that, the statement also said there are more 120 PLUSRonda personnel stationed at the highway in Johor to assist motorists in need of help.30pm yesterday due to poor visibility and resumed at 7am today, involving a total of 90 members and officers from various agencies ,including 30 divers and 18 assets.

Earlier, Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi inspected the PHC to obtain latest development on the search and rescue for the missing divers. A total of 90 members and officers from various agencies including 30 divers along with 18 boats and two helicopters are being mobilised in the SAR operation. The search, which entered the second day, will cover an area of 107 nautical miles radius. At noon yesterday, four foreign divers went missing after diving off Pulau Tokong Sanggol, about nine nautical miles from Tanjung Leman here. — Bernama You May Also Like .