THE Halal Food Control Division at the Syariah Affairs Department recently seized 4,754.22kg of frozen Allana meat from an abattoir in the Mulaut area for not having a halal import permit.
The Committee of Inspectors and enforcement officers from the Halal Food Control Division were conducting an inspection at an adjacent slaughterhouse on Monday, when they received a tip-off about meat smuggling at one of the abattoirs in Kampong Mulaut.
A check of the premises revealed the frozen meat being stored in 17 baskets.
The authorities also recovered 224 plastic bags containing chicken meat, as well as cattle meat, bones, lungs and tendons of dubious halal status.Meanwhile, several boxes bearing the Allana label had been set on fire, in an attempt to destroy evidence. After putting out the fire, the boxes were seized by the authorities.The case is being investigated for the importing and selling of meat without a halal import permit. — Borneo Bulletin/ANN