Brother and sister arrested for running an illegal synthetic drug lab and drugs worth RM769,250 seized.
Acting state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik revealed that following a tip-off, police raided a house in Taman Seri Rambai in Bukit Mertajam at about 5.30pm on Sept 21 and picked up a 44-year-old woman.
“We found a bunch of keys attached to a remote control and an electric bill on her, which led us to another house located some 500m away where ecstasy pills and synthetic medicines were being manufactured,” he told a press conference at the state police headquarters in Penang Road today.
“We discovered 7,135 ecstasy pills, 2.13kg of ecstasy powder and 1.3kg of caffeine powder, with a market value of about RM769,250,” Roslee said.
He added that police also found several types of synthetic medicines for flu and other treatments, and four machines used for packaging tablets.
He revealed that police arrested the woman’s 46-year-old brother at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA 2) at about 5.30am the next day as he was about to board a flight to Miri, Sarawak.
“Preliminary investigations reveal that the brother-and-sister team had been active for the past four months and the drugs were meant for the local market.
“Both of them are being remanded for seven days until Thursday pending investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” Roslee said.
If found guilty, the duo faces the mandatory death sentence.