GEORGE TOWN: The luxurious way of life of two unemployed people and an insurance coverage agent by means of drug peddling, specifically methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and ketamin was uncovered by means of a sequence of raids by police on Friday (Jan 13).
Penang police chief Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain mentioned three suspects aged between 22 and 32, had been detained and medicines value RM129,220 and two luxurious vehicles – a BMW and Ford Mustang – valued at RM373,000 had been seized.
“Appearing on info and surveillance carried out over every week, police raided an condo in Jelutong, right here and detained a suspect whereas two different suspects had been detained at a condominium in Lebuh Gat, right here.
“Following the arrest of the three suspects, police seized 151 plastic packets containing MDMA weighing 2,507 grams and valued at RM125,350 and one other packet containing ketamin weighing 25.8 grams and valued at RM3,870. The MDMA had been laced with lemon and orange flavours,“ he instructed reporters right here at present.
He mentioned investigations revealed that the suspects themselves packed the MDMA medication by mixing flavoured powders utilized in making ready drinks and distributed the medication at leisure shops within the state.
Mohd Shuhaily mentioned the syndicate, believed to have been actively concerned within the distribution of medicine since early final yr, had been main an opulent way of life with cash earned from the distribution of medicine.
He added that the syndicate offered the drinks flavoured medication for costs starting from RM180 to RM250 a packet and the MDMA can simply dissolve in water and has an impact just like esctasy capsules.
“Urine exams on all three suspects was unfavourable however two of them had earlier felony information,” he mentioned including that the medication seized can repair the craving of about 800 drug addicts.
Mohd Suhaily mentioned police additionally seized 4 automobiles together with a motorbike, RM3,559 money, two chains, a hand chain, two rings and a locket, all value RM441,588.
“The general seizure of medicine, automobiles and different objects is valued at RM570,808. Based mostly on the power of the suspects to make use of a Ford Mustang and BMW, confirmed that they had been main an opulent way of life by means of their unlawful actions,“ he mentioned.
He added that the three suspects could be remanded till Jan 20 and the case investigated below Part 39B of the Harmful Medication Act 1952.
“All through final yr, 101 leisure shops had been inspected and raided all through the state and 1,920 people screened and from the raids, 404 suspects had been detained for varied offences associated to medication,“ he mentioned. – Bernama