Malaysian customs seize drugs couriered from India

May 28th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin  

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Kuala Lumpur, May 28 (DPA) Malaysian customs have seized three kilograms of ketamine worth 200,000 ringgit ($58,820) hidden in a box sent from India, reports said Wednesday. Customs officers seized the box, which had been labelled as jewellery, from the cargo area of the international airport late last Friday, said the departments deputy head of narcotics Mohamad Subri Awang.

He said customs officers received a tip off from Hong Kong customs on the arrival of the package, which was addressed to a receiver in the central Selangor state.

“The package was sent from Mumbai, India and the receiver’s address was in Selangor. It was brought here on a Cathay Pacific flight from Mumbai, which had a transit in Hong Kong,” he was quoted as saying by the Malay-language Berita Harian daily.

“Based on market pricing, the drugs are worth some 200,000 ringgit and the drugs would be sold in tubes of 100 ringgit each,” he said.

Mohamad Subri said the receiver’s address did not exist, adding that police and customs officers were working with authorities in Hong Kong and India to investigate the drug syndicate.
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