STILL AT LARGE

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who took care of the lab,” said the source.

In the 10.30am raid, po­lice seized drugs worth RM6.8 mil­lion, their big­gest seizure since last year.

A to­tal of 13.92kg of heroin, 20kg of syabu, 35.3kg of ec­stasy pow­der, 33 litres of meth oil, 20kg of caf­feine pow­der and drug pro­cess­ing equip­ment were seized.

“We will in­ves­ti­gate fur­ther to nab the other sus­pects.

“We be­lieve they had been ac­tive in pro­duc­ing and traf­fick­ing drugs for the past one month,” said state po­lice chief Com­mis­sioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye at the state po­lice head­quar­ters in Jalan Pe­nang here yes­ter­day.

Con­sid­er­ing the large amount of drugs seized, Chuah said there might be a large syn­di­cate be­hind it.

“The man ar­rested is un­em­ployed, so how can he af­ford to pro­duce drugs? There must be oth­ers in­volved. He has a crim­i­nal record for theft and tested pos­i­tive for drugs.”

Chuah said po­lice be­lieved the drugs were meant for the lo­cal mar­ket, adding that they were in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ex­tent of the sus­pect’s in­volve­ment with the syn­di­cate.

The sus­pect has been re­manded un­til May 15 for in­ves­ti­ga­tions un­der Sec­tion 39B of the Dan­ger­ous Drugs Act 1952 for traf­fick­ing.

SAAD PIC BY DANIAL

Pe­nang po­lice chief Com­mis­sioner Datuk Chuah Ghee Lye show­ing drugs and drug pro­cess­ing equip­ment seized from the drug lab at the state po­lice head­quar­ters in Ge­orge Town yes­ter­day.

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