KEPALA BATAS: Police seized drugs worth RM3.7mil after busting an illegal drug processing laboratory in a housing scheme here.
Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said on Tuesday that two men and two women, including an Indonesian woman, aged between 30 years and 50 years were detained during an operation on June 22 in Butterworth and Georgetown.
He said the syndicate was believed to have been active for the last four months, adding that two of the suspects had previous drug and criminal records.
The drugs comprised 11.3kg of drugs believed to be heroin based, 2.6kg of heroin no 3 and 49kg of caffeine, while chemicals and equipment used to process drugs were also seized.
He said police also seized three luxury cars, a BMW, a Honda City and a Mitsubishi Lancer as well as cash RM421,600, Thai Baht 146,600 (RM14,600), money in six bank accounts and jewellery worth a total of RM861,105.
DCP Abdul Rahim said the drugs were believed to be meant for supply to the South Johor market.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which carries the mandatory death sentence and the suspects would be remanded till June 28.
"Those with knowledge of any suspicious looking persons or who happen to experience any foul smell emitted from their neighbourhood should contact the nearest police station," he said.