The 49-year-old suspect was caught while she tried to smuggle in 5kg of ketamine worth RM175,000 on March 14. State Customs Department director Datuk Sarip Ismail said the method was similar to an attempt on Dec 26.
"The suspect had departed from Calcutta on March 13 and transited at Singapore before arriving here the next day. We are focusing on the possibility of syndicates trying to smuggle drugs through smaller airports like LTSAS," he said at Wisma Kastam here yesterday.
On Dec 26, a 37-year-old male Indian national was caught trying to smuggle 4.9kg of methamphetamines worth RM171,500 through LTSAS. - New strait Times