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Khaeryll punches photographer

Writer: Jillian Cheong

Khaeryll Benjamin is recently arrested for his involvement with drugs.

Benjy threatening a photographer during his arrest.

28 Jun – Actor Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim, who is also known as Benjy and the son of actor Azean Irdawaty, was arrested along with five friends, which consisted of two women and three men aged between 27 and 37, at a condominium in Bukit Antarabangsa Wednesday morning.

Outside the Ampang Magistrate's Court, the situation turned hostile when Benjy went on a rampage and tried to attack a photographer who was busy taking photographs of him being led out in handcuffs.

Fortunately, the 35-year-old actor only managed to hit the photographer's camera.

Meanwhile, the Ampang Jaya district police Chief ACP Amiruddin Jamaluddin has confirmed that the six of them will be remanded.

PG Cyril, the actor's lawyer, said that his client and his five friends will be remanded until 29 June in order to facilitate investigations under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 15 of the same Act.

Among the five, four of them tested positive for drugs. The police also managed to find 4.7grams of an illegal substance, suspected to be cocaine, in one of the rooms.

Benjy also tested positive for methamphetamine. This is not the first time the actor has been involved with drugs.

Cinema Online, 28 June 2013