Two Indians, charged with drug trafficking in Malaysia, have been produced before a High Court judge for the trial.
Trader Sheikh Dawood Usman Gani, 35 and Anwar Ali Usman, 45, who owns an electrical shop in Chennai, were brought before High Court Judge KN Segara on Friday.
The judge fixed April 17-21 as the next date for the trial.
They were arrested by the immigration police at the Kuala Lumpur International airport on February 14 after 54 kgs ketamine was allegedly recovered from their possession.
In another incident, a college student from Saudi Arabia pleaded not guilty to trafficking and possessing 2,614 grams of heroin.
The 20-year-old IT student faces the gallows for drug trafficking.