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Indian national was arrested for smuggling 7kg of ketamine in 46 plastic bags hidden inside a television set



Malaysian airport police found 7kg of ketamine in TV set, belongs to Indian national

KUCHING, Malaysia, Narch 20, 2009
Sampuran Singh Bedi

Kuching International Airport, Customs officers found 7kg of ketamine in 46 plastic bags hidden inside a television set belonging to 32-year-old Indian national. The drug is worth about RM245,000 (65,860 dollars) on the black market.

Customs director Rusmani Abdul Sukur said:

  • On March 16, he took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi and arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the same day and arrived in Kuching on March 17.
  • The officers found it strange that someone from India was lugging a TV set all the way to Kuching.
  • We believe the man was not acting alone.
  • We do not rule out the possibility that he could be part of a drug syndicate

This man may be not understand that our tough drug laws as a mandatory death sentence by hanging for those found guilty of smuggling drugs.

Ketamine is a drug, used in human and animal tranquilizer-veterinary medicine. It is classified as an NMDA receptor antagonist. It induces a state referred to as "dissociative anesthesia" and is used as a recreational drug. Ketamine is used in pain therapy, depression suppression, and for the treatment of alcoholism and heroin addiction