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Published: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 7:12:07 AM

Fake cigarettes worth RM165,000 seized

KOTA KINABALU: Customs officials uncovered 750,000 packets of fake Manchester brand cigarettes made to look like the original during a raid here.

The cigarettes, valued at RM165,000, were found to have an off scent and taste when several were tested during the raid at a premises in Cyber City near Kepayan not far from the state capital.

Sabah Customs Department deputy director of enforcement and compliance, Hamzah Sundang said a man in his 30s was subsequently detained following the 2pm operation on Wednesday.

The cigarettes were packed to look like the original but when tests were carried out, it was found that the items were fake, he said, adding that this was the department’s first cigarette raid of the year.

He said the confiscated items had been sent to the Customs Department headquarters for further investigation.

Tags / Keywords: Courts & Crime, fake cigarettes

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