NILAI (Bernama): The Royal Malaysian Customs Department yesterday (May 21) raided an apartment in Hulu Kelang here that had been turned into a mini-drug processing laboratory.
Its deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance) Datuk Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir said a local couple, both 32, were detained by a team of Customs personnel in the raid at 1.10pm.
"We also found a four-year-old girl, suspected to be the couple’s child, during the raid.
"We also seized a box containing approximately 500 Ecstasy pills, MDMA drug weighing about 300g, a live plant two metres high suspected to be ganja, a compact lump also believed to be ganja weighing 5g, and a crystal powder suspected to be methamphetamine weighing 3g, ” he told a press conference here Friday (May 22).
He said urine tests on both suspects found them to be methamphetamine positive and they had been remanded for six days starting today for further investigation, while the welfare of the suspects’ child would be determined by the court.
"The total value of the seizure is estimated to be RM20,000 and the case is being investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for drug trafficking, Section 6B for planting ganja and Section 15 (1) (a) for drug addiction, ” he said.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, Latif said police confiscated a package at a courier company’s premises in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, which contained drugs.
"The parcel was declared as stationery and addressed to New Zealand. Inspections on the parcel found a transparent plastic wrap containing suspected methamphetamine white crystalline powder hidden inside multi-coloured marker pens.
"The total gross weight of the drug, which is valued at RM24,000, is 600g and no arrest has been made so far.
‘’We are looking for the sender and for the individual who was to receive the shipment there, and we will co-operate with the authorities in the country in question," he said, adding that the case was investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act. – Bernama
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