Thursday, April 23, 2009
From Russia with love or From New Delhi with hell...?????
Customs seizes 25kg of ketamine worth RM500,000
KOTA KINABALU, Sabah, Malaysia : The Sabah Customs Department recently seized 25kg of ketamine worth about half a million ringgit.
State Customs director Datuk Md Yusop Mansor said on April 19 the Kota Kinabalu International Airport’s special passenger inspection unit succeeded in thwarting an attempt to smuggle in the drug.
“The drug was abandoned as unclaimed baggage by a passenger who found out that the activity had been detected by Customs officers at the airport.
“Till now, no arrest had been made and we are investigating which syndicate is involved,” he said at a news conference here yesterday.
According to Md Yusop, ketamine is popular among drug users and there had been several attempts to smuggle in the drug from India.
Initial investigations showed that he baggage where the ketamine was found, originated from New Delhi, India and entered Sabah via transit from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The final destination of the baggage is Sandakan, an east coast town in Sabah.
The drugs was found wrapped in 25 formula milk packets. The brand of the formula milk is Rahman and made in India.