Drugs worth RM222,000 seized, two men nabbed


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  • Friday, 07 Apr 2017

GEORGE TOWN: A tip-off from the public led to the police seizing drugs worth RM222,000 and RM70,000 cash from three raids in Penang and the arrest of two men.

A team from the anti-narcotics department inspected a car at a roadside in Jelutong at 12.05am on April 5 and arrested a 22-year-old man.

They found two packets of white crystallised substance believed to be ketamine.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid said police also found 100 pills believed to be Erimin 5, and 120 pills believed to be Ecstasy.

The suspect then led police to a house in Chai Leng Park in Butterworth.

“We found one packet of crystallised substance believed to be ketamine, 12 pills believed to be Ecstasy and seven pills believed to be Erimin 5.

“A 56-year-old man was arrested in the raid. Police also seized a bag containing RM70,000 cash from the house.

Illicit substance: ACP Mior (seated centre) and the district Narcotics Department chief Asst Supt Abdul Majid Mohd Abd Kadir (seated right) showing the drugs seized in the raids. — CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star
Illicit substance: ACP Mior (seated centre) and the district Narcotics Department chief Asst Supt Abdul Majid Mohd Abd Kadir (seated right) showing the drugs seized in the raids. — CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star

“Both suspects then led police to a house in Jalan Harbour Place 1 in Butterworth.

“There, police found 50 packets of powdered substance believed to be ketamine, 20 packets of crystallised substance believed to be syabu, and 3,425 colourful pills believed to be Ecstasy,” he said at a press conference.

In total, police seized about 1,340.65gm of ketamine, 510gm of syabu, 3,557 Ecstasy pills and 107 Erimin 5 pills from the three raids.

The suspects have been remanded until April 11 to facilitate investigations.

The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, which carries the death penalty upon conviction as well as under Section 39A (1) and Section 12 (3) of the same Act.

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