GEORGE TOWN, Jun 3 – Police detained a husband and wife couple and seized 182 kilogrammes of ganja worth about RM540,000 in two raids around Jelutong, here on Thursday. Acting on public tip-off and intelligence, the Bukit Aman Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (Sting) team, with the cooperation of the Penang narcotics department detained a man at the car park of a condominium in Jelutong, here at 12.30pm.
A police source said ganja was found when checking the 37-year-old man who worked as a plumber and further investigations led Sting to raid the suspect’s condominium unit and arrested his 30-year-old wife. The source said police found nearly 8kg of ganja hidden in a room of the house.
It said the suspects then took police to a parking lot in a residential area near the condominium where 91kg of ganja was hidden in a car that was parked there. The source said in a follow up operation, police raided another house in Kampung Dodol, here, believed to have been used by the couple to store the drugs and found about 83kg of ganja worth RM240,000.
The source said the couple who tested positive for drugs will be remanded to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the arrests through his official Twitter. He said congratulations to Sting PDRMsia, detained two people and seized more than 182kg of ganja in Jelutong, Penang #GoPDRMgo.