Police uncover drug lab in Seberang Prai, three nabbed

GEORGE TOWN: Police seized an array of drugs worth RM200,000 after uncovering an illegal heroin processing lab in simultaneous raids in Seberang Prai.

State police chief Comm Datuk Khaw Kok Chin said a raid was conducted at a house in Simpang Empat, South Seberang Prai where the lab was discovered.

"Another house was raided in Central Seberang Prai, and three suspects were nabbed in both the houses where the drugs were found," Comm Khaw said at a press conference at the Penang police contingent headquarters.

"Among the drugs were 13,500g of heroin worth RM184,800 and 230 sticks of cigarettes laced with mushroom drugs weighing 244g, worth RM13,800.”

A total of 4,230g of caffeine worth RM1,400 was also seized.

Comm Khaw said police also seized drug processing equipment and pre-cursor (for the drugs).

Six cars and an array of jewellery, worth RM690,680 were also seized bringing the total seizure, including the drugs, to RM890,680.

"The urine tests of the suspects were positive and two of them have previous criminal and drug-related records.”

The suspects comprise a businessman, workshop operator and lorry driver. They have been remanded for seven days to assist in the investigation.

"The case is probed under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952," added Comm Khaw.

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