Kuala Lumpur: Three Indians have been arrested in Malaysia last week for trying to smuggle banned narcotic substances.
     
In the first case, a 42-year-old Indian, who had worked as a cleaner at Kuala Lumpur's Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) a decade ago, was arrested for trying to smuggle in drugs concealed in a microwave.
   
Kuala Lumpur International Airport Customs deputy director Siti Baya said the suspect, who arrived at the LCCT from Kolkata at around midnight last week, aroused suspicion when the box containing the microwave tipped the scales at over 10 kg.
   
"A microwave is not that heavy, so our officers checked the box and found the drugs (methamphetamine) hidden in a special compartment at the bottom of the box," she said.
Another Indian national, who arrived on the same flight, was also detained when a suspicious image cropped up while his luggage was being scanned.
   
Officers found 5.04 kg of methamphetamine hidden in the base of the bag. Siti Baya however said they believed the duo operated separately.     A third Indian national, who was flying in from Bangalore, was caught at the LCCT passenger checkpoint on last Monday, following a scan of his luggage.
   
The 51-year-old suspect, who was on his third visit to Malaysia, was found to be carrying some 3.98 kg of heroin.

(Agencies)