>By Fadhal A. Ghani
The party was in full swing when the police team knocked on the door of the 11th floor serviced apartment in Jalan P. Ramlee here at about 3am.
They rounded up 26 highly-intoxicated youths, some of whom broke down and cried while a few others tried to resist arrest.
The police team, led by ASP Mahani Ahmad from the city's anti-vice, gaming and secret society unit, found two couples on a bed, while the others were either dancing or lying on the floor.
The unit was fitted with disco lights and loud music was blaring from two speakers at a makeshift DJ console.
Condoms, beer cans and half-eaten pizzas were strewn all over the floor.
It was learnt that the function, which youths nowadays call a "sex party", was disguised as a New Year gathering.
The raiding team also seized an undisclosed amount of syabu and ketamine from the rented unit.
Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner II Ku Chin Wah said 18 men and eight women were arrested in the raid.
He said nine of them, including the female newscaster, actress and the female DJ, also tested positive for drugs.
The detainees are said to be in their 20s with the majority of them being college and university students. One is said to be a medical student.
The newscaster with a cable news network was said to be a regular face on television.
The actress is also a regular in several dramas produced by a popular local production house.
All 26 detainees were taken to city police headquarters where they underwent urine tests and had their statements recorded.
They were later released on bail.
Initial investigations revealed that the organisers of the "sex party" were a couple who had earlier entertained their guests at a nightclub in Mont Kiara.
After the new year countdown, the group decided to head to the serviced apartment. They were there for more than one hour before police turned up.
This incident comes in the wake of reports earlier this week of another sex party which was to be held in Johor Baru.
Participants to that party were required to pay an entrance fee of RM250. The money was to have been banked into the accounts of one of the three organisers.
That party, however, did not take off as the authorities had learnt about it and placed several likely spots in Johor Baru under surveillance. -The New Straits Times/Asia News Network