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Police nab man, seize ketamine worth RM160,000 hidden in rolling pins

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 9 — Penang police arrested a man and seized drugs believed to be ketamine worth RM160,000 that was hidden in rolling pins in a raid on a delivery company in Bayan Lepas, near here, on Friday (November 4).

Southwest District Police chief Supt Kamarul Rizal Jenal said that based on information and intelligence, a team from the Penang Police Headquarters Narcotics Crime Investigation Department (NCID) arrested a local man aged 28 and raided the delivery company at 7am.

“Upon inspection, police found 2,928 grammes of ketamine hidden in 11 units of red- and green-coloured (pastry) rolling pins in the delivery company.

“Preliminary investigation found that the ketamine, valued at RM160,000, is believed to belong to an international drug trafficking syndicate and was to be shipped overseas through the delivery company,” he said in a statement today.

He said that further investigation is being conducted, including tracing the syndicate’s network of drug distribution and he also believes that this isn’t the first time the syndicate was trying to smuggle ketamine out of the country.

Kamarul Rizal said the amount of ketamine seized in the raid could be supplied to 4,000 drug addicts, adding that the urine test on the suspect returned negative and the man also did not have a criminal record.

“Following the man’s arrest, police also confiscated a CF250 motorcycle worth RM12,000 and a Proton Persona car valued at RM15,000, taking the total value of drugs seized and assets confiscated to RM187,000,” he said, adding that the self-employed man has been remanded for six days until November 10 to assist in the investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

— Bernama

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