KUCHING: A 32-year-old Indian national, suspected of being a drug mule, was arrested during a routine Customs check at the Kuching International Airport two days ago.
Customs officers found 7kg of ketamine in 46 plastic bags hidden inside a television set belonging to the man.
The drug is worth about RM245,000 [US $67,600] on the black market. While it is used in medical treatment, addicts also take it.
State Customs director Rusmani Abdul Sukur said yesterday that the man took off from Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi on March 16 and arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the same day.
"Yesterday (Tuesday), he arrived in Kuching.
"During a routine check, my officers found the drugs hidden inside the TV set."
He said 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."
March 19, 2009