16 May 2010
A drug lab operated out of an apartment in Bukit Jambul was busted by police while RM2 million worth of drugs were seized. It is believed to be the biggest heroin drug bust in Penang so far this year.
Four hours earlier, two men in their 40s were arrested during a drug transaction which led police to the drug lab. There, they found 27.9kg of heroin with “pandan flavouring”, 0.46kg of ketamine, 85kg of caffeine, 25 bottles of flavouring and various equipment.
Police found caught the suspects with 4.5kg of heroin and seized their Hyundai Atos and Honda Civic vehicles. One of the men had two previous criminal cases.
State Narcotics Department chief superintendent R.S.S. Batumalai said drug syndicates are trying to mix heroin of various flavourings to improve their product offers.
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