Catch of the day: Drugs worth RM500,000 found in boxes of fish at KK airport cargo unit

Abdullah (centre) and customs officials showing press the seized drugs.

KOTA KINABALU: Drugs worth over half a million ringgit have been seized at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport cargo unit.

The drugs, weighing about 12.41kg with a value of RM501,026, were found in polystyrene boxes filled with fresh fish at about 5pm on Sept 29.

Sabah Customs Department director Datuk Abdullah Jaapar said the drugs were ketamine and methamphetamine and stored in 23 polystyrene boxes.

This is the second time Customs officials have seized drugs smuggled using the same method.

“The drugs were meant for export but we are still identifying the origin of the items and the syndicates involved," he said.

Abdullah said the first seizure was also in September.

“We are trying to see whether or not these two cases are related,” he said.

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