Mother, son and contractor nabbed in drug bust

Supt Anbalagan (second right) and his officers showing the drugs seized during the raid in Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

A 64-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested by police after she was suspected of being involved in a drug syndicate in Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

Balik Pulau OCPD Supt A. Anbalagan said the woman was caught with her 46-year-old son, a fisherman, at their house to assist in police investigation.

Prior to the arrest, a team of police officers and personnel from the southwest district police headquarters’ Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID), in collaboration with the central Seberang Prai district police headquarters’ NCID conducted a raid following a tip-off and

surveillance.“During the raid, police detained a man at an area in central Seberang Prai at about 4pm on Sunday with help from central Seberang Prai NCID personnel, ” he said in a press conference at the southwest district police headquarters yesterday.

Supt Anbalagan said another suspect, a 42-year-old contractor, led police to the discovery of drugs at the car park of the 64-year-old woman’s house in Teluk Kumbar.He said police seized 4,560gm of drugs and 14 transparent packets weighing 895gm believed to be cannabis and syabu worth RM51,675 in total.

He said police also seized the car belonging to the 42-year-old suspect. When asked what is the relationship between the trio, Supt Anbalagan said police were still investigating and did not rule out that they might belong to a drug syndicate that has been operating for the past three months.

He said the 42-year-old suspect and the woman’s son have nine criminal and drug records between them in the past.The 64-year-old woman, however, did not have any criminal record.

Both men tested positive for cannabis and methamphetamine. Supt Anbalagan said the drugs seized during the raid could be used by 9,120 drug addicts and police believed the drugs were meant for sale in the district.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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