Cops to probe newscaster and actress for drug use, possession

How come I was not invited?

KUALA LUMPUR: The 26 people, including a newscaster with Astro Awani and a part-time actress, detained during a New Year’s day raid will now be investigated for using and possession of drugs.

City CID chief Senior Asst Comm (II) Ku Chin Wah said police would investigate the case for drugs as no sexual acts were committed at the purported sex party. All were intoxicated but still clothed when arrested, he said.

Urine tests on the newscaster, actress and seven others, all aged between 20 and 30, were positive for Ecstasy and ketamine. Police said further tests would be conducted at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Party paraphernalia: Drugs and condoms were among the items found when police raided a hotel room and nabbed 26 people on Thursday.

Various drugs, including cocaine and syabu, were found when police stormed a room on the 11th floor of a hotel in Jalan P. Ramlee at 3.30am on Thursday.

The party was planned by a newly-wed couple via Friendster, an online social networking site through which the partygoers got to know one another.

City narcotics chief Asst Comm Kang Chez Chiang said the 26 have been remanded until tomorrow to facilitate investigations.

The 22-year-old newscaster is due to be married next week. The actress, 25, is also a scriptwriter and has played a role in a movie made by a famous director.