BUKIT MERTAJAM, Jul 18 – Police detained a woman and seized a pistol and drugs in a raid on a house in Taman Pauh, Perai here Saturday. Seberang Perai Tengah District Deputy Police Chief Supt Mohd Mustafa Bidin said following a public tip-off over a week, police raided the woman’s house at 1.45pm.
“During the raid, the 26-year-old woman was hiding under a sofa in the living room. Initial checks by the police found lumps of powder believed to be heroin with the woman, as well as a plastic packet of the same drug weighing eight grammes in one of the rooms. Upon further checks, police found a ‘Smith & Wesson’ revolver which had five bullets,” he told reporters here Sunday.
Mohd Mustafa said further investigations were still being conducted including checking how the woman obtained the pistol and what it was used for. He said police also did not discount the possibility that the woman was a member of an active drug-distribution syndicate in the district. He said the woman who is jobless and tested positive for drugs is now being remanded to help in the investigations. — Bernama