IPOH: A tip-off led to the arrest of two men and the seizure of 9.3kg of methamphetamine at a makeshift laboratory near a temple in Silibin here.
Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Ali Tamby said a 32-year-old labourer and a 50-year-old lorry driver were found processing the drugs in a hut near the temple at about 4.30pm on Sunday.
“The items seized, including the drugs and processing equipment, are worth about RM650,000,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
ACP Mohd Ali said they believed the laboratory had been operating for two to three months.
He said the labourer tested positive for methamphetamine while the lorry driver’s test came back negative.
“The labourer has a record of drug offences and for obstructing a civil servant from carrying out his duties. Both men will be remanded until Saturday.
On a separate case, ACP Mohd Ali said police arrested a 34-year-old man and seized about RM336,000 worth of drugs at a house in Taman Sri Kurau, Bercham, on Sunday.
He said police raided the premises at about 3pm and found 324g of ecstasy pills, 120g of ketamine and 2.7kg of amphetamines in the house and inside a car.
He will be remanded until Sunday.