Largest Drug Bust

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Declared as garments, the RM12.7 million worth of drugs were headed for Taipei.

  • 248 packages of Chinese tea containing 254kg of ketamine
  • 90 thermos flasks containing 30.5kg of heroin

The Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation division (NCID) division made its largest drugs bust at the KLIA cargo complex this year, with the seizure of a whopping 254kg of ketamine worth an estimated RM12.7 million, recently.

Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said the raid conducted by the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotics Group (STING) at the klia2 airside on Oct 19 at 5.30pm seized six boxes containing 248 packages of Chinese tea containing ketamine.

“The seized consignment which was declared as garments was headed for Taipei from klia2,” Mohmad said.

He also announced the seizure of 30.5kg of heroin concealed in 90 thermos flasks on Sept 27 which was also headed for Taipei.

“Both cases are believed to be linked to the same syndicate due to the same sender and delivery addresses.

“The sender’s address is within Klang Valley and the police are doubling their efforts to track down the suspects behind the syndicate,” he said.

Mohmad revealed that heroin fetches a high price in Taiwan compared to the local market, which would have prompted the syndicate to operate for larger profits.

“For instance, the street value of 1kg of Grade 4 heroin in Malaysia is RM70,000 but is worth RM1 million in Taiwan,” he said.