Penang police nabbed a drug-peddling couple and seized an assortment of drugs and three pistols in two raids in Bukit Dumbar in George Town on Monday.
State deputy police chief Roslee Chik said following a tip-off and two weeks of intelligence, they detained the 52-year-old husband in a car at 11.20pm in Bukit Dumbar on Monday and seized drugs that were hidden in the car.
"Police then raided his house at 2.30am (Tuesday) also in Bukit Dumbar and arrested his 43-year-old wife. At the house, police seized syabu weighing 21,268 grammes (g), 21,700 psychotropic pills and 40 Eramin 5 pills.
"We also seized three pistols and 81 live bullets from the couple. We learnt that they had obtained the guns from a drug trafficking syndicate,” he told reporters today.
He added that the drugs, worth about RM1.5 million, were brought in from a neighbouring country and meant for distribution in the state.