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Penang Cops Bust Drug Lab, Seize RM1mil Worth Of Drugs

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GEORGE TOWN: Police here busted a drug-processing laboratory and seized narcotics worth up to RM1mil in street value.

The drugs consisted of 6kg of ecstasy powder, 370 ecstasy pills, 170 Eramin 5 pills, various other powders believed to be drugs and small amounts of ganja and heroin.

A team from the Penang police contingent’s Narcotics CID raided a terrace house in Island Park here Tuesday night where they arrested three local men and two women, a Chinese national and a Vietnamese, all aged between 27 and 37.

State deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk A. Thaiveegan said the 37-year-old man, believed to be the mastermind, then led the team to the laboratory at an apartment in Persiaran Midlands here.

A Proton Perdana was also impounded by police.

“Out of the five people arrested, only the 37-year-old suspect had a drug related record. The other four are clean.

“We are now checking on their money trails as no substantial amount of cash were found with them,” he told a press conference at the state police contingent headquarters in Penang Road here Wednesday.-The Star


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