108 foreigners detained in Malaysia for drug offences
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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.


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

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