Suspected dealer nabbed during anti-drug ops

BUTTERWORTH: A suspected drug dealer was nabbed by police during an anti-drug operation on Monday (May 3).

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the 30-year-old Malaysian was detained at the Mak Mandin area in Butterworth at about 10.30pm.

"During the arrest, we seized 53g of syabu worth RM5,300, and also 5g of erimin worth RM60, which we suspect is for local distribution," he said in a statement.

ACP Noorzainy said after interrogating the suspect, the man led the police to another location near a chicken coop at Taman Ampang Jajar.

There, police found 456g of heroin worth RM15,960, and seized three motorcycles.

He said the street value of the drugs confiscated during the operation is worth RM21,320, and is enough to for 2,000 addicts.

ACP Noorzainy added the suspect has a prior drug-related record, and tested positive for drugs.

He added the suspect was remanded for seven days for investigations under Section 39B, 12(2) and Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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