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MYR26.5M worth of ecstasy seized

KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Malaysian police busted a drug processing laboratory and confiscated ecstasy pills and powder estimated to be worth MYR26.5 million in raids on two luxury condominium units, on Thursday.

During the raids, four individuals, including three women from China were arrested.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (JSJN) Director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said all suspects, aged 48 to 56, were detained in the raids which started at 4.30pm.

He said each of the luxury condominium unit was rented for MYR2,500 a month to be converted into a drug processing laboratory.

“They were believed to have been active since late last year. Also seized during the raid were two vehicles, cash, wrist watches and jewellery,” he told a press conference at Bukit Aman yesterday.

Ayob Khan said checks revealed that the three foreign women entered the country between four and five years ago using social visit passes. He said all those arrested who tested negative for drugs and had no previous criminal records were remanded for seven days to assist in the investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

The seized drugs on display at the press conference. PHOTO: BERNAMA