Two More Express Bus Drivers Tested Positive for Drugs

25 August 2007

Ops Bersih continued its operations nationwide with the arrests of a 40-year-old driver and his 48-year-old co-driver of another express bus after testing positive for drugs. They were caught on Thursday and early yesterday respectively on the south-bound side of the Tapah rest area along the North-South expressway.

Two Chinese nationals on board were also caught for not having valid travel documents.

Perak Road Transport Department said 438 buses were checked in the first 24 hours of the operation. Summonses were given for various offences, such as not having valid Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board permits for the route they were plying and overcharging of bus fares.

The two men are being investigated under Section 44 of the Road Transport Act for driving the bus under the influence of drugs, and under Section 3(1) of the Drug Dependent Act (Treatment and Rehabilitation).

The Star Online – Two more arrested after testing positive for drugs

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