Cops arrest man, seize drugs worth RM6.5mil in Penang

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have seized drugs worth RM6.5mil and arrested a 31-year-old man in two raids in Nibong Tebal and here between April 19 and 21.

Federal Narcotics Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Razarudin Husain said the drugs were 112 kg syabu and 26.9 kg heroin.

He said the man was arrested in Permatang Pauh, Bukit Mertajam.

“In his car police found 72 slab of drugs weighing 26.9 kg believed to be heroin and 19 slab of drugs weighing 20 kg believed to be syabu.

“The drugs, kept in Chinese tea packages, are worth RM3.06mil,” he said in a press conference at the Central Seberang Prai police headquarters on Thursday (April 21).

Comm Razarudin said police later raided a house in Nibong Tebal and found 92 slabs of syabu weighing about 92 kg worth RM3.45mil.

“The drugs are believed to have been smuggled in from a neighbouring country in the north by a syndicate which had been active since last March.

“We also confiscated five vehicles, a branded watch and cash, all worth RM115,000 under the Dangerous Drugs Act (Forfeiture of Property) 1988,” he said, adding that the drugs could be used by 2.36 million addicts.

Comm Razarudin said the man, believed to be a drug distributor, had been remanded until April 26.

He has no criminal record and also tested negative for drugs.

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