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Published: Wednesday September 3, 2014 MYT 6:53:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday September 3, 2014 MYT 6:56:15 PM

A dozen Customs officers among 22 nabbed by MACC

PETALING JAYA: A total of 22 people, including 12 Customs department officers were detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for corruption involving smuggling items.

Among those detained were 10 company owners and their agents as well as a lorry driver who transported the smuggled items.

MACC deputy chief commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull said all were detained in a special operation in the Klang Valley.

“We also seized money from those detained and the smuggled items from a warehouse.

“One of the Customs officers is a state director,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

He added MACC swooped in for the arrests after carrying out surveillance on the duty free zone in Port Klang for more than a year.

Tags / Keywords: corruption, crime, Customs, MACC

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