RM3.5 Million of Ketamine from India Seized

24 January 2009

In the force’s biggest drug seizure for two years in the state, Selangor narcotics police arrested two Indian nationals and three Malaysians on Thursday night. 119.3kg of ketamine worth RM3.5 million were seized.

That night, state narcotics officers and their Klang counterparts arrested three men at a petrol kiosk in Taman Melawis when they were waiting for a customer. The suspects led officers to a warehouse that stores salt in Kampung Delek, Teluk Pulai, where they seized 100kg of ketamine. The drugs had been stored in small 1kg packets and then put into 10kg bags labelled as free flow salt. The drug packets were had their expiry date labels removed to indicate that they were different from the salt ones.

The police were later led to a shoplot apartment in Simpang Empat, Teluk Pulai, where they found another 19.3kg of ketamine and arrested two Indian nationals who were suspected of smuggling the drugs in.

It is believed that they had been smuggling such drugs from Tuticorin, Kerala, for the past one year.

Police will be conducting a joint investigation with their Indian counterparts to examine the smuggling route between the two countries.

The Star Online – Cops probe ketamine pipelines

New Straits Times Online – RM3.5m ketamine seized, 5 arrested in raid

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