SUNGAI BULOH: Police seized 435 bottles of various brands of liquor in a special operation at a premises in Kampung Baru Subang.
A 30-year-old Malaysian man, believed to be the owner, was also detained during Monday’s operation to assist in the probe, said Sungai Buloh district police chief Supt S. Somu.
“Based on police intelligence, it is believed alcohol had been sold there for the past three to four months.
“The premises involved operated behind a convenience store to dupe the authorities,” he told reporters yesterday.
He said from Sept 18 until yesterday, 11 operations were carried out by the Sungai Buloh police resulting in the seizure of 836 bottles of various brands of liquor suspected to be smuggled for sale to foreigners around Sungai Buloh between RM8 and RM15.
Statistics from the Health Ministry as at Tuesday showed that 37 people had died of toxic alcohol poisoning in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Perak. — Bernama