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Drug racket: 10, including 3 Indians, arrested in Malaysia

india Updated: Aug 18, 2009 16:16 IST

Ten people, including three Indians, were arrested by Malaysian police after it smashed an international drug syndicate in Kuala Lumpur, which was allegedly lead by an Indian.

City Deputy Police chief Abdul Samad Mat said they had recovered drugs worth 1.5 million ringit (Rs 1.95 crore) after busting the syndicate on Saturday and arrested ten men, aged between 30 and 40, including three Indians and two Myanmar nationals.

"All suspects were remanded for a week. We also seized a Nissan Sentra and 32,000 ringgit from the suspects," he said on Monday.

On Saturday, a police team raided a house and found 59.7 kg of ketamine, 400g of heroin, 79 Ecstasy pills, 150 Erimin 5 pills, 13g of ganja and 19g of syabu.

The syndicate is believed to have been operating for more than a year, local media reports said on Tuesday.

Samad said police began their probe last month when it received a tip-off about an Indian national allegedly masterminding the smuggling of ketamine into Malaysia.

"The Indian nationals were working with Malaysian pushers who distributed the drugs to those in the entertainment scene," he said. The syndicate also catered to demand for ketamine from Thailand Indonesia, reports said.