KANGAR (Bernama): The Customs Department has foiled an attempt to smuggle liquor worth more than RM3.2mil into the country.
Perlis Customs director Wan Nor Wan Mamat said that at about 3.30pm on Wednesday his officers stopped two container lorries at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex (ICQS) at Padang Besar which was purportedly carrying lubrication oil.
"On inspection they found 32,293 litres of liquor without Customs approval and sealed the two container lorries," he told a press conference here Tuesday (Oct 8).
The two lorry drivers and an attendant, all Thais, were arrested, he said.
In a follow-up operation, Customs officers arrested a local man Monday (Oct 7) to help in investigations.
Wan Nor said the three Thais have been remanded until Oct 17 and the local man until Oct 22. - Bernama