Busted: Police arrest two, seize RM220,000 worth of drugs

SITI NURSURAYA ALI


GEORGETOWN: Police have arrested two men and seized various types of drugs worth RM222,000 in a raid at two separate locations in Georgetown and Butterworth on Saturday.

Northeast district police chief, Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalatrash Wahid, said police were acting on public tip-off.

In Georgetown, police stopped a car and arrested a 22-year-old suspect at 12.05am.

“After conducting checks on the car, police found two plastic packets believed to contain crystal ketamine weighing 53.2g, 100 Erimin 5 pills and 120 Ecstasy pills.

“The suspect then led police to his home in Georgetown where they found plastic packets believed to be ketamine weighing 12.45g, 12 Ecstasy pills and seven Erimin 5 pills,” he said at a press conference at the Northeast police district headquarters (IPD) here , today.

Mior said police also arrested a second suspect, aged 56, in the house before being led to another house in Butterworth, which was used to store the drugs.

“At the second house, police seized 50 plastic packets believed to ketamine, weighing 1,275g, 20 packages believed to be Syabu weighing 510g, and 3,425 Ecstasy pills estimated to be around 993.2g.

“Police also seized cash amounting to RM70,000 and the overall seizure was worth RM222,000,” he said.

He said the two suspects are believed to be actively involved in a drug trafficking syndicate for the past five months. They have been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations under Section 39 (B) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.