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BUKIT KAYU HITAM: A total of 21 tonnes of smuggled rice worth RM42,400 has been seized and a 19-year-old godown caretaker arrested in the Bukit Kayu Hitam Industrial Area here.
A team of nine Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) officers raided the godown, which was a former latex collection centre, about 2km from the Malaysia-Thailand border at about 1.30pm on Tuesday, said Kedah UPP chief Abdul Latif Abdul Rahman.
“We received a tip-off about the place a few days ago. We conducted surveillance and struck when the time was right. A total of 424 gunny sacks each weighing 50kg were found in the godown.
“Our investigations showed that the rice was smuggled into the country but we cannot ascertain if it was from Thailand,” he told a press conference at the Bukit Kayu Hitam UPP Complex yesterday.
Abdul Latif said the rice could be for the coming Ramadan and Hari Raya season, when it would be in great demand.
“This is our largest seizure this year. The state Customs Department is investigating the case as possession of prohibited goods under Section 135 (1) (d) of the Customs Act 1967,” he said.
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