KEPALA BATAS: A man managed to rake in thousands of ringgit in profits every day from drug-processing skills he picked up from the Internet.But it was game over when he was arrested following a raid on his home in Seri Pinang flats in Butterworth on Sunday.
Police raided the 29-year-old man’s home at about 1am and found a mini drug-processing laboratory, said Seberang Prai Utara district police chief ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor.Police seized an assortment of drugs worth RM15,000, among them 50gm of syabu, 45gm of powder (suspected drug mixture), 51 Yaba pills, 45 Ecstacy pills and three Eramin-5 pills, along with other drug-processing equipment.
Further investigation revealed the unemployed man was staying there alone to study how to process Yaba pills via the Internet.
He was able to produce 200 pills daily, before selling the pills at RM15 each, said ACP Noorzainy, adding that 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.
ACP Noorzainy said the suspect had three previous drug-related records and tested positive for drugs. He was 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 network,” he said.Police also seized a vehicle worth about RM27,000.
In another development, police nabbed a 19-year-old believed to have been waiting for customers to buy drugs early Sunday morning.
Police seized 70gm of syabu worth RM10,500 from him in front of Taman Bagan Lalang flats in Butterworth.
A police team conducting Ops Tapis came upon the suspect around 3am and found him behaving in a suspicious manner.
On checking his sling bag, they found the drugs inside.
“The unemployed youth tested positive for drugs and has been remanded for seven days.
“Police also seized a vehicle and RM1,000 cash, believed to be proceeds from drug sales,” said ACP Noorzainy. — Bernama