Six arrested for drugs during three separate operations in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Penang police arrest three locals and three foreigners in three drug sting operations over four days.

Penang police chief Comm Datuk Hamzah Ahmad said the first case involving an overseas drug trafficking attempt was busted following the arrest of two Indonesian men at Penang International Airport at about 5.20pm on May 19.

"About 2kg of syabu and 10 grams of ecstasy pills, all worth RM64,700, were seized with arrests of the two suspects.

"Investigation found that they were attempting to travel out of the country with the drugs hidden in their luggage," he said during a press conference at the state contingent police headquarters in Penang Road on Thursday (May 23).

Police then busted a drug processing laboratory in a terrace house in Taman Sri Rambai and arrested three suspects at about 5.30pm on May 20.

"Two locals and a Nepalese, aged 17 to 46 years old, were arrested in the operation. About 8.47kg of heroin and 377 grams of heroin base worth RM117,000 were seized.

"We believe they started operating at the end of last year.

"The total value of drugs, including four vehicles and jewellery seized, amounted to RM223,800," added Comm Hamzah.

According to him, the 35-year-old Nepalese, who is believed to be the “cook” to produce the drugs, then led police to arrest the two locals.

In the third operation, the police seized 0.3 grams of syabu and two.38 live ammunition in Bayan Lepas at about 11.30am on May 20.

Comm Hamzah said a 50-year-old local man who tested positive for methamphetamine and had three past criminal records was also arrested.

All cases are investigated under various sections, including the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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