GEORGE TOWN: The five OCPDs in Penang are urged to watch out for a group of people drinking juice or a popular chocolate malt drink in entertainment outlets.
State deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik said police crippled a drug syndicate that sold drugs packed in drink sachets.
“Although drugs packed in drink sachets are not new in the country, they are relatively new in Penang,” he said.
DCP Roslee said police raided an apartment in Jalan Harbour Place, Butterworth, at 6.45am on Monday and recovered the drink sachets mixed with Ecstasy and ketamine powder.
“We found 3.48kg of Ecstasy powder and 50.7g of ketamine powder in four flavours – strawberry, chocolate, mango and orange – with a street value of RM349,260, at the unit.
“We arrested three men and two women, aged between 23 and 32, in the rented apartment,” he said at a press conference yesterday.
DCP Roslee said investigations showed that the suspects would cut open the sachets and mix about 0.4g of drugs into the original content.
“They will then reseal the sachets before selling them at local entertainment outlets for about RM100 a sachet.
“We believe that the mastermind and other members are still at large. And, we are trying to determine the source of the syndicate’s drug supply,” he said.
DCP Roslee added that the police also confiscated RM6,500 in cash, five cars, including two luxury ones, and jewellery during the raid.
“The syndicate had been active for at least three months and made up to RM50,000 a month.
“One of the suspects has two previous drug records, and all of them have been remanded pending investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act for trafficking,” he said.
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