KUALA LUMPUR: Three Taiwanese, two of them women, were arrested at the KL International Airport for trying to smuggle out 4.5kg of ketamine.
The drug was found in bags strapped to their bodies. They were accompanied by a man. The Taiwanese were aged between 23 and 31.
Federal Narcotics director Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Najib Abdul Aziz said the drug was smuggled from India into Malaysia, which they used as a transit point.
He said the women, who were couriers for a drug trafficking syndicate, had successfully smuggled drugs out of the country using the same method previously.
In another success, DCP Mohd Najib said police smashed a local ketamine trafficking syndicate on Sept 22 with the arrest of five Malaysian men and seizure of 18kg of the drug.
He said one of the men, aged 31, was in a car outside the overhead restaurant on the North South Expressway in Sungai Buloh. Police stopped him at 5.30pm and found the drug in the car boot.
In follow up operations, police arrested four men, aged 23 to 41, at the Puchong Damansara Highway near the Lanjan toll plaza and seized four cars and more than RM55,120.
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