Four nabbed in drug lab raid, seizure worth RM2.23mil

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  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Police have uncovered a drug processing laboratory at a condominium in Jalan Yaacob Latif here and arrested four men, including three foreigners.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said an assortment of drugs, vehicles, cash and utensils all worth about RM2.23mil were seized in the operation at 1am on Feb 12.

The four men are two Taiwanese, one China national and a local aged between 30 and 49, he told reporters at the Cheras police headquarters here on Monday (Feb 17).

"Upon inspecting the condominium, police found drugs including 1,426 ecstasy pills and 27,546g of ketamine as well as equipment like oven which was used for processing prohibited items.

"They are believed to have been processing drugs in the condominium for the past two months,” he added.

He said preliminary investigations showed that one of the Taiwanese men did not possess any travel documents while the other two foreigners had overstayed in the country.

The men rented the condominium for RM2,500 a month, he added.

"One of the suspects is an expert in making ecstasy and ketamine, while the drug-processing equipment was bought from hardware shops.

”Police believe the drugs processed by them were also sold in foreign countries,” he said, adding that all the suspects tested positive for drugs.

Comm Mazlan said they have been remanded for seven days until Feb 19 for investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act.- Bernama

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