Two men nabbed for money-smuggling attempt involving RM6.3mil


JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department managed to foiled an attempt to smuggle money involving various currencies amounting to RM6.3mil during a raid at Kompleks Sultan Abu Bakar (KSAB), Iskandar Puteri on June 18 (Tuesday).

State Customs director Datuk Mohammad Hamiddan Maryani said that the cash, which was to be smuggled into Singapore, was found inside four boxes that were stored inside a Honda Accord car with two local men on board.

He added that inspections were conducted by the South Zone Surveillance Department at the light vehicle plaza of KSAB.

"The enforcement team ordered the men to open up the boxes, revealing multiple currencies of Malaysian ringgit, Singapore dollar and United States dollar," he said at Menara Kastam here on Wednesday (June 26).

He added that the currencies seized totalled RM6.3mil - RM6mil, S$10,000 (RM30,505) and US$60,000 (RM250,890).

He said the two suspect were aged 25 and 26.

The case is being investigated under Section 28B(1) and Section 86A(1) of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001.

"The suspects are liable to a fine not exceeding RM3mil or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both," he said.


   

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