4 detained after 5km police chase

GEORGE TOWN: Police detained four men in a car after a 5km chase at Jalan Persiaran Bayan Indah, Queensbay Mall near here early today.

Barat Daya police chief Supt AA Anbalagan said a police team conducting an operation had spotted the men in a Perodua Axia car behaving in a suspicious manner and followed them.

“However, the car driver attempted to ram into the police before heading towards Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

“After being pursued about 5km, the suspects were finally cornered at a dead end at Lebuh Kampung Jawa,” he said, adding that the police were forced to open fire to stop the suspects’ car.

Anbalagan said two of the four men were injured and were sent to the Penang Hospital for further treatment.

Police recovered 7.3g of syabu and 3.35g of ganja from the suspects, who tested positive for drugs.