Kuala Lumpur, Apr 18 : Over the past two weeks, two Indians have been reportedly arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in separate incidents, and 20 kg of ketamine drug, worth about 280,000 Ringitt Malaysia (RM), was seized from them.
On Sunday, Malaysian narcotics officers noticed a man who had arrived from Mumbai at 7.45 am behaving suspiciously after collecting his luggage. They stopped him and after a thorough check, found the drug in 10 packs of flour and six boxes of food that he brought in.
Police also seized Rs 2200 from him.
The other person, a 27-year-old businessman, was arrested on April 7 at 8.10 am after ketamine drug was found in his luggage. He had flown in from Mumbai, too. The drug was packed in food containers and plastic bags.
"We believe the two suspects are linked to a foreign drug syndicate and were supposed to hand over the drugs to local contacts," the staronline.com quoted a Malaysian officer as saying.
The 27-year-old suspect had been charged in court, while the other was being remanded until Monday, he said and added that the Indian High Commission had been notified of the arrests.
He added: "Initial investigations found that the drugs are meant for Indian foreign workers here. When repacked into 5gm sets, the drug could sell for up to 250 RM each," he said.
The officer further said that the police were liaising with Interpol on the syndicate's operations.