108 foreigners detained in Malaysia for drug offences

Last Updated: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 19:20

Kuala Lumpur: A total of 108 foreigners,
including five Indian nationals, have been detained by
Malaysian authorities for drug offences since 2005, Home
Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has said.
He told Parliament that out of the 108, who were
arrested for various drug offences, 53 were from Thailand anf
five from India.
15 Peruvian nationals, Taiwan (6), the Philippines
(6), Singapore (6), Iran (4), China (3), Pakistan (3),
Indonesia (3) and one each from Britain, Hong Kong, Sudan and
Zambia were taken into custody from 2005 to 2009, he said.

"During the same period, 106 locals were also
detained for drug offences, and all of them were detained at
the country?s main entry points, including airports," he
said.

During the same period, police seized 45.8kg of
heroin, 53.6kg of cocaine, 12.5kg of marijuana, 67.7kg of
ganja, 194.5kg of ketamine and 1,455 Eramin pills.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 19:20
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