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Cops seize RM5.6m of ketamine hidden in Chinese tea packets

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Three men were arrested and 92.7 kilos of ketamine seized in a drug bust in Selangor on Friday.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Crimes Investigation Department deputy director Zulkifli Ali said the first arrest made at 7.40pm involved a man who was in a Nissan Almera car in Subang Jaya.

He said the arrest of the 41-year-old man led to the seizure of 90 packets of Chinese tea containing drugs hidden in a sack, that was kept on the floorboard of the back seat.

The other two men, aged 49 and 54 years, were in a Perodua Axia car when caught at the Sungai Buloh R&R along the North-South Expressway.

“We believe the drugs were brought in from a neighbouring country to be distributed around the Klang Valley… the haul could have supported 300,000 'fixes',” he told a press conference at the Subang Jaya police headquarters today.

Zulkifli said each of the packets weighed 1kg, and was being sold at between RM60,000 and RM65,000 on the market.

Police seized the Nissan Almera, Perodua Axia and also a Toyota Vios belonging to the third suspect, besides RM8,000 in cash and a Titan watch , he added.

Meanwhile, Zulkifli said police caught 17,363 people for drug offences in January and seized drugs worth a total of RM90.1 million.

Of those caught, 16,245 were locals and the breakdown on the seizures was syabu (611kg); ketamine (10kg); erimin 5 pills (3.34kg); yaba pills (3.19kg); ecstasy (6.7kg), cannabis (5.18kg); and heroin (83.62kg).

- Bernama

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