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Tune Talk CEO denies being detained in Dubai over drugs possession

Lo (far right) explained that he was locked up because he had tried to help his friend who attempted to break up a fight. — TheHive.Asia picKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 ― Tune Talk chief executive officer Jason Lo has denied reports that he was arrested and detained in Dubai recently for possession of drugs.

In a statement to theedgemarketmarkets.com, the Tune Talk CEO explained that he was sent to the police lock-up because he had tried to help his friend who attempted to break up a fight.

In the process of doing so, Jason had grappled with a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

“Here’s the story in case you didn’t know. I landed in Dubai, at the airport my friend tries to stop a fight. Then he gets hit and I jump the guy who turns out to be an undercover cop.

“I go to lock up and this guy stalls his statement for weeks. It was horrible. Not as horrible as coming out and hearing rumours of being locked up for every other reason under the sun,” he was quoted saying.

Harian Metro reported today that a CEO of a Malaysian telecommunication company was arrested in Dubai back in September over possession of drugs

Quoting a source, the report said that the unnamed CEO was arrested at the Dubai International Airport on September 18 after authorities found drugs hidden in his luggage.

“He was arrested by the UAE authorities on September 18 as soon as the flight he was in from Amsterdam touched down.

“He was then detained for the two weeks at the airport’s detention centre for further investigation,” the source was quoted saying.

“After two weeks, the CEO was transferred to the Al- Aweer central prison to carry out his sentence,” the source added.

The report said he was recently released and arrived safely back home to Malaysian on Tuesday.