A Chinese tourist was detained by police after a video of him using a weird smoking device that looked a lot like a bong was shared on social media on Sunday (17 March).
The police suspected he was doing drugs in public, so they picked him up. According to The Star, Langkawi police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said they sent out a couple of popos to investigate after they saw the video online.
They detained the 60-year-old man and conducted a drug test
on him, but surprisingly it came back negative. Turns out the uncle was just
smoking a type of tobacco called ?kao ye? or ?hong yen? which isn?t considered
Apparently, the uncle and his wife followed a tour group and
arrived in Langkawi on Sunday for a 5D4N tour.
He reportedly claimed that customs officers had scanned his
baggage and found the ?bong?. But they let him bring it in as it wasn?t against
the law. After he tested negative for drugs, the Langkawi police released him
but confiscated the bong and tobacco.