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Published: Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday August 5, 2014 MYT 8:20:50 AM

Teen school dropout among family of four held in drug raid

Misery on display: A police officer arranging the seized drugs before a press conference in Penang.

Misery on display: A police officer arranging the seized drugs before a press conference in Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: A family of four, including a 17-year-old school dropout, was arrested in a sting operation, which saw 2kg of drugs seized from a house in Taman Seri Kijang, Seberang Perai.

The family – comprising a couple, both aged 28, the husband’s brother, 21, and the wife’s nephew – were picked up during a raid by a narcotics team at the house around 5pm on Friday.

Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said all four were unemployed.

“We seized 2.46kg of heroin, 17g of syabu and tools for drug packaging,” he said. “They have been remanded until Thursday for further investigation,” he said.

DCP Thaiveegan said police were also looking for four men over a robbery at the Penang Bridge rest area.

A 22-year-old Chinese national was abducted and gang raped during the incident.

“We have obtained information about the case but we’re still working to get more people to help us in our investigation,” he told reporters at the state police headquarters yesterday.

The Chinese national went through the ordeal after her friend stopped his vehicle to answer nature’s call at the Penang Bridge rest area.

The 46-year-old man was robbed and assaulted during the 3am incident on Sunday.

On another matter, DCP Thaiveegan said they detained two suspects, aged 20 and 22, during a spot check at a rest and recreation area along the Lunas-Kulim highway.

“We stopped their vehicle and found 276g of drugs, believed to be heroin,” he said.

“The men are being remanded until Saturday,” he said, adding that both tested positive for drugs.

DCP Thaiveegan said police were also investigating a scam, in which potential housebuyers were asked to pay money up front for affordable housing.

“The case is being investigated under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating,” he said. “Those who have already paid money should come forward and provide us with information,” he added.

Tags / Keywords: Nation, Courts Crime, police, drugs, rape, scam

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