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Chopper cleared to cross states for maintenance, not to transport nasi ganja, say cops

Perak police say the findings of the ongoing probe will be referred to the deputy public prosecutor soon.

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The helicopter which landed at Padang Ipoh on Friday had only obtained permission to cross states for the maintenance of the aircraft and not to transport nasi ganja orders.

Perak police chief Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police had recorded the statements of the police station chief who gave the green light as well as that of the complainant, the food premises owner, and the Bell 505 Global Ranger helicopter company owner.

“Police are still investigating, and the findings will be referred to the deputy public prosecutor for further instructions soon,” he said in a statement today.

He said the case was being investigated under Regulation 16 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations and that members of the public were advised not to make further speculations which could affect the ongoing investigation.

Yesterday, Perak police were reported to have taken the statements of several individuals including a 52-year-old Datuk to assist in the investigation of the incident at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters in Selangor.

The issue went viral on social media when a helicopter landed at Padang Ipoh and was believed to have collected 36 packets of nasi ganja from a popular nasi kandar shop, ordered by a customer in the federal capital.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia in a statement on Saturday said the Bell 505 helicopter operated by Systematic Aviation Services Sdn Bhd left Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, Subang for Ipoh at 9.08am and returned to Subang at 11.02am as filed in the flight plan.

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