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Ketamine mixed with camel, goat milk powder worth RM100 mil seized

Ketamine's dissociative effects are so powerful, it is commonly referred to as a "date rape drug." When ingested, ketamine can cause users to hallucinate. Because it's an anesthetic, it can reduce physical sensations and induce temporary paralysis, so the user is awake but unable to move his/her limbs or even talk.

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NILAI, June 9 2020: The Customs Department has seized a 2.5 tonnes consignment of camel and goat milk powder mixed with ketamine, estimated to worth about RM100 million.

The seizure was made at 1pm on June 4 in Port Klang, Selangor.

Customs director-general Abdul Latif Abdul Kadir said today that the container which was filled with the seized consignment had arrived from one of the ports in South Asia.

He said a 55-year-old foreigner and a 40-year-old Malaysian woman, believed to be involved in an international drug syndicate were arrested in connection with the seizure.

They have been remanded to assist the investigation under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

“Initial investigation revealed that the cargo was declared as camel milk powder which had been exported out of the country at the end of last year. The contents are believed to have been replaced with similar merchandise but mixed with powder suspected to be ketamine before it was shipped back here,” said Abdul Latif.

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