Cops arrest 4 for dumping scheduled waste into river

FOUR people, including a premises owner, were arrested after they were believed to be involved in the illegal disposal of scheduled waste, causing many residents in Kg Baru Sri Aman, Seelong near Johor Baru to panic and vacate their homes at midnight due to the foul smell.

Johor police chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, who confirmed the arrests, said the four local men were detained by the Environment Department (DOE) at about 11.30am at a location not far from the scene.

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