KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized 19 tonnes of white powder, believed to be ketamine, from a house in Rawang Friday, the largest seizure of drugs in the capital this year.
Sentul OCPD Asst Comm R. Munusamy said the house is believed to have been used as a storage facility for the substance, estimated to be worth at least RM290mil.
He said the huge seizure was discovered following the arrest of an Indian national along Jalan Jambu, Taman Sri Delima at around 5pm on Thursday.
"When we arrested the 36-year-old man, we found two packets, each containing 5kg of white powder believed to be ketamine.
"Following the arrest, the suspect led us to a house along Jalan Aman Sierra, Rawang," he said, adding that when they raided the house they found 762 gunny sacks, each containing 25kg of the same white powder.
He said they also arrested a 42-year-old businessman at the house.
"We have sent the substance for analysis to verify that it is ketamine.
"Both men have been remanded to help with investigations," he said adding that the drugs were believed to have been brought in from India.
ACP Munusamy said they were investigating how the syndicate smuggled in the drugs.