Cops raid labs in Perak, seize RM5.5mil worth of drugs

IPOH: Police have shut down two drug-processing laboratories in Manjung and seized RM5.5mil worth of drugs.

Perak police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri said a local man and three Vietnamese women aged between 32 and 39 were arrested during an operation at two houses on Saturday (April 1).

Comm Mohd Yusri said 245 ecstasy pills weighing about 100g and 1,227g of ecstasy in powdered form were seized at about 7am at the the first location where the four arrests were made in Pantai Remis.

"Following the arrests, the police had on the same day at about 3.30pm raided another house in Panchor, where they found more drugs.

"These included 11,838 ecstasy pills with a weight of 5,592g, 38,326g of Ecstasy powder and 31,311g of liquid ecstasy," he said in a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters here on Tuesday (April 4).

"Also seized were dried leaves believed to be ganja that weighed about 2,056g, 844g of crystal methamphetamine and 162g of heroin.

"Also confiscated during the raids were three vehicles, jewellery, chemical substances and equipment believed to be used for processing and packing the drugs," he added.

Comm Mohd Yusri said the syndicate is believed to have been active since 2022.

"The drugs are believed to be for distribution within the state, which could be used by 258,214 drug users," he said.

He said all four suspects were tested positive for amphetamine.

"The male suspect has nine previous crime records.

"They are being remanded for seven days from April 2 until Apr 8 to facilitate investigations under Section 38B of the Dangerous Drugs Act," he said.

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