KUDAT: The marine police here foiled an attempt to smuggle in 5,480 packets of cigarettes in an operation in Pitas on Friday.
Region 4 Marine Police commander Asst Comm Mohamad Pajeri Ali said acting on an intelligence report from its investigation unit, they stopped a white van in Kampung Kanibongan at around 5.45pm.
“The police inspected the vehicle and found various types of cigarette brands with unpaid duties.
“A sling bag containing RM15,155 of cash and two mobile phones was also confiscated,” he said.
ACP Mohamad Pajeri said the total value of the items confiscated, including the vehicle, was about RM305,800.