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Indian held with huge amount of ketamine in Malaysia.

Byline: ANI

Kuching, May 6 (ANI): The Malaysian Custom Department has detained an Indian who was trying to smuggling ketamine worth 382,655 ringgits through the Kuching International Airport.

The 32-year-old, who flew in from New Delhi, was held when he was behaving suspiciously. The man has been remanded for four days.

His two bags contained nine stainless-steel milk boilers rigged to smuggle ketamine into the state.

State Customs director Rusmani Abdul Sukur said the department was tightening surveillance at all entry points due to the number of ketamine seizures this year.

"This the second largest haul this year," the New Strait Times quoted Sukur, as saying.

Two months back, another Indian national was held with seven Kilograms of ketamine worth 245,000 ringgits at the same airport.

Ketamine is available on the streets for 300 ringgits per five grams.

The drug supply in Sarawak has dwindled after several top players were arrested over the past two years.

Narcotics police seized 4 million ringgits worth of assets belonging to drug dealers in the state. (ANI)

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Date:May 7, 2009
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