Groom Sells Drugs to Afford His Bride's Dowry

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Groom Sells Drugs to Afford His Bride's Dowry
Mon 30-03-2015

A love-struck factory worker who sold drugs to use its proceeds to give a dowry to his lady love for their wedding today, may be looking at a long time in prison.

For the 22-year-old suspect, the honeymoon was over when he was nabbed about 1am at a road-block in Jalan Tunku Mohd Asaad here today.

Kulim police chief, Supt Abdullah Arshad said upon inspection, a police team found 12.81 grammes of methamphetamine hidden in his shoes.

He said the suspect who was riding a motorcycle appeared suspicious and tried to avoid the road-block before he was chased by policemen and nabbed about 200 metres away.

He said the would-be groom also tested positive for methamphetamine.

Abdullah said: “Upon questioning, the suspect said he sold drugs to gather sufficient dowry amounting to RM8,300 for his bride-to-be from Tanjung Piandang, Parit Buntar, Perak for their wedding tomorrow.”

The suspect has been remanded until Wednesday under Section 39A of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

Source: Free Malaysia Today