GEORGE TOWN: A twenty-five-year-old man gave up his job as a salesman in Singapore to help with his father's "business".
It turns out that the 51-year-old father was a mastermind of a drug trafficking ring on the mainland.
Both the father and son were picked up by the police in Mak Mandin on the mainland on Oct 30, which later led to the subsequent arrest of their drug supplier and producer, a 54-year-old man.
Following the arrests, police busted a drug processing laboratory at a rented terrace house in Aulong, Taiping, on the same day.
They also raided two places in north Seberang Prai and a house in Taiping and seized RM300,000 worth of drugs.
Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik said police seized 13.2kg of heroin, 95.4g of syabu, 760 ecstasy pills, 2.2kg of caffein along with drug processing apparatus.
“The total worth of drugs seized is RM300,000. It is believed that the drugs were catered for the local market which could have been used by 33,650 drug addicts.
“The father is the mastermind of the group and they have been actively involved in drug trafficking for a month,” he told reporters at the police headquarters here on Friday (Nov 1).
Police also seized three vehicles worth RM117,000 and cash RM2,180.
It is learnt that the father, who has 10 drug-related cases, was released from jail recently for a drug offence, while his son has a drug case and two criminal cases against him.
The supplier has four drug-related cases. All three men were tested positive for drugs.
The case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and the men have remanded until Nov 5.