A Singaporean man has been detained in connection with the recovery of about RM1.1 million (S$428,000) worth of drugs in three houses in George Town, Penang.
The suspect is believed to be the leader of a drug-trafficking syndicate, reported the New Straits Times.
On Friday, police detained the 33-year-old Singaporean and two women Chinese nationals, both in their 20s, at a house in Tanjung Tokong which served as a drug storage and distribution centre.
The drugs seized from the man include 4.8kg of syabu, 42.7g of ketamine and 2g of heroin.
He was found with three international passports - Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean. Police believe the Singapore passport is genuine, while the other two were forged.
Acting on a tip-off, the police had earlier raided two houses in Paya Terubong and Jelutong. The house in Paya Terubong was a drug-processing laboratory, said Penang police chief Rahim Hanafi.
Two men in their 30s were arrested.
The suspects are expected to be charged and they face the mandatory death upon conviction.
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