KOTA BARU: The Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) in Kelantan seized 84 boxes of firecrackers and fireworks worth RM84,000 at Kampung Bukit Pangkal Gong, Pulai Chondong in Machang.
Kelantan Aksem commander Rusli Karim said the smuggled goods were detected after officers spotted and inspected a lorry parked near a house at about 12.15am on Saturday.
“We waited for about 30 minutes but no one came to claim the goods and the firecrackers are believed to have been smuggled into the country via Sungai Golok to be sent to the Klang Valley.
“We then took the two-tonne lorry with the firecrackers to the office and handed it over to the Customs Department for investigation under Section 135 of the Customs Act 1967, ” he told reporters yesterday
“The overall value of the seizure, including the lorry, came up to RM114,000, ” he added. — Bernama