KEPALA BATAS (Bernama): A man managed to rake in thousands of ringgit in profits every day from drug-processing skills he picked up from the Internet, but he was apprehended following a raid on his home at the Seri Pinang flats in Butterworth, near here Sunday (May 19).
Seberang Prai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said acting on information and intelligence, police raided the 29-year-old man's home at about 1am to find a mini drug-processing laboratory.
“During the raid, police seized an assortment of drugs worth RM15,000, among them 50g of syabu, 45g of powder (suspected drug mixture), 51 Yaba pills, 45 Ecstasy pills and three Eramin-5 pills, along with other drug processing equipment,” he told a press conference here Tuesday (May 21).
He said further investigations revealed that the unemployed man was staying alone in the flat to study how to process yaba pills via the Internet and was able to produce 200 pills daily, selling it at RM15 each.
The man was involved in drug processing and selling over the past six months. The flat was owned by his father and the yaba pills he produced were for the Penang market, he added.
Noorzainy said the man had three previous drug-related offences, tested positive for drugs and has been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.
“We believe the man may be a member of a drug distribution syndicate, and we are trying to track down the syndicate,” he said.
Police also seized a car worth about RM27,000.
In another development, he said police nabbed a 19-year-old boy believed to have been waiting for customers to buy drugs and seized 70g of syabu worth RM10,500 in front of the Taman Bagan Lalang flats in Butterworth early Sunday morning.
A police team conducting ‘Ops Tapis' came upon the suspect at about 3am and found him behaving in a suspicious manner and found the drugs when the team checked his sling bag
“The unemployed youth tested positive for drugs and has been remanded for seven days. The police also seized a car and RM1,000 cash, believed to be proceeds from drug sales,” he said. - Bernama