GEORGE TOWN - Penang police scored major successes over the last four days when they seized drugs amounting to RM2mil, a pistol and arrested four people.
Among the arrests were two foreign women - a 17-year-old Malawi student and a 37-year-old Indian national - at the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas on Saturday and yesterday respectively.
Both of them were said to be drug mules attempting to smuggle in syabu.
A police narcotics team found 4.5kg of syabu worth about RM1mil in the student's bag after she arrived.
The suspect arrived from Malawi after transit stopovers in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Singapore.
Similarly, the Indian national, who was found with 3.1kg of syabu worth RM680,000 in her luggage, had arrived from New Delhi with a transit at KL International Airport.
Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said they had doubled their manpower at the airport from nine to 18 men.
SDCP Rahim said they busted a condominium turned drug laboratory lab in Sungai Nibong on Friday.
Police recovered 5.19kg heroin, 60kg caffeine, a pistol, utensils and chemicals used for drug procession.
"We did not make any arrests but we have identified the suspects. The drugs seized are worth RM260,000, They have already been in operation for three months," he said.
On the fourth case, SDCP Rahim said a police team picked up two men, aged 30 and 35, from a motel in Seberang Jaya for possessing 23gm of heroin and 28gm of syabu worth RM60,000.