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Customs Foils Attempt To Smuggle Drugs Worth RM3 Million

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NILAI -The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has foiled an attempt to smuggle 50 kilogrammes (kg) of ketamine-type drugs worth RM3 million, which were hidden in the back lining of two cupboards.

According to Customs deputy director-general (Enforcement and Compliance) Datuk Zulkifli Yahya, on April 8 following intelligence carried out, the customs team trailed two men after they removed a cupboard from a container which had arrived from a port in Karachi, Pakistan.

“The team then stopped the suspects’ Proton Wira car by the roadside and following an inspection, 25 packages containing white powder were found hidden at the back of the wooden cupboard,” he said in a press conference here today.

Zulkifli added that the white powder believed to be ketamine, weighed about 25 kg and was worth RM1.5 million.

He said after questioning the two suspects, another cupboard with the same amount of drugs hidden in it, was seized from a warehouse at Port Klang, Selangor on the same day.

He said three male suspects, two locals and a Pakistani, aged between 27 and 42 have been detained, adding that the third suspect, a local was arrested last Tuesday.

The suspects have been remanded for 14 days from the date of arrest and the case is being investigated under Section 32B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. – BERNAMA

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