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Indian national detained in Malaysia for smuggling ketamine

An Indian national was detained and ketamine worth more than 50 lakh rupees were seized from him by Malaysian custom authorities as he landed at the Kuching International Airport.

world Updated: May 06, 2009 17:16 IST

An Indian national was detained and ketamine worth more than 50 lakh rupees were seized from him by Malaysian custom authorities as he landed at the Kuching International Airport.

The 32-year-old Indian national who flew in from New Delhi last Sunday was detained when he was behaving suspiciously, reports said here today adding that his two bags contained nine stainless-steel milk boilers rigged to smuggle ketamine into the state.

The man has been remanded for four days.

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 is the second largest haul this year" he added.

The seizure comes in the wake of the detention of a 32-year-old Indian national in possession of 7kg of ketamine worth 30 lakh rupees at the Kuching airport here two months ago.

He was detained after Customs officers found him smuggling 46 bags of the drug in a 21-inch television set.