GEORGE TOWN – A local man and a Vietnamese woman believed to be his mother-in-law were arrested in a RM2 million drug bust here.
The 33-year-old man and the 51-year-old woman was picked up in two separate raids in Jelutong yesterday.
A police investigating officer said the suspect confided to the police later that he had married a Vietnamese woman and initial investigations showed that the duo were related.
Among the drugs seized were syabu, heroin, ecstasy pills, erimin pills and a wide range of paraphernalia as well as RM26,500 cash.
State deputy police chief Datuk A.Thaiveegan said the first suspect with a overseas master degree in Information Techonology had claimed he had knowledge in medicine.
“The man detained on the roadside has claimed innocence as he has been processing the drugs in a legal way.
” He was detained after midnight and led the police to arrest the woman at a semi detached house in a follow-up operation in the same day
“The house is used as a laboratory to process drugs with equipment placed in all rooms and toilets,” he told reporters at the state police contingent headquarters.
Thaiveegan said the police was hot on the trails of their accomplices at large.
He added that the drugs were for local distribution.
The police had classified the case as drug trafficking under Section 39B of Dangerous Drug Act 1952 which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
The duo were remanded until next Wednesday to assist in investigations. – NST Online