Sunday, July 28, 2013
34 people were arrested during a drug raid at an oill palm plantation near the Sungai Udang Prison in Melaka. One of the man who was arrested during the raid left his four-year-old daughter alone in his car.
The lure of a quick 'fix' was simply too irresistible for a man.
He left his four-year-old daughter alone in his car and parked it by the road-shoulder to beat a path, deep inside an oil palm plantation to buy drugs from a supplier.
This was what the police learnt when they arrested the man during a drug raid at an oil palm plantation near the Sungai Udang Prison here yesterday.
During the 12-hour drug raid, beginning 6am, a police team picked up 34 people aged between 26 and 62.
In the course of recording the particulars of the suspects, the man, in his 30s, told the police that his four-year-old daughter was all alone in the car.
Central Malacca police chief ACP Salehhudin Abd Rahman said the girl was taken to the Sungai Udang police station before she was handed over to her mother.
He said the man had left his daughter in the car which was parked by the road-shoulder before entering the oil palm estate.
"We were carrying out an operation under 'Ops Tapis' to raid the area when we nabbed the man," he said in a statement here today.