Smugglers dump ciggies into sea

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  • Tuesday, 02 Feb 2016

KLANG: The Malaysian Maritime Enforce­ment Agency (MMEA) has snuffed out an attempt to smuggle a consignment of cigarettes in the waters off Tanjung Rhu.

In a chase between a team of MMEA enforcement officers and a group of smugglers fleeing in a vessel, about 1,600 cartons of contraband cigarettes were thrown into the sea.

Klang MMEA enforcement chief Kapt Mohd Rosli Abdullah said the smugglers escaped towards Indonesian territorial waters during the 8pm incident on Sunday.

In a statement, he said the MMEA enforcement team became suspicious when they spotted a vessel heading towards the Pantai Selat Lumut waters near Telok Gong. — Bernama

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