KOTA KINABALU: The 20th Batallion General Operation Force (GOF) Tiger Platoon seized smuggled booze estimated to worth RM240,350 (after tax) during a raid in Sandakan on Tuesday (March 10).
The raid, conducted based on public tip-off around 10am, was led by Insp Olever Nordin on an unnumbered store building at Jalan Labuk Lama, Batu 9.
20th Battalion commanding officer Asst Comm Mohd Nasaruddin M Nasir in a statement said the team met a local man who rented the place when they arrived on the scene.
"Our inspection found various brands of alcoholic drinks which amounted to 175 cartons (4,200 cans) and 14 boxes (168 bottles).
"The 36-year-old suspect admitted to selling untaxed booze, and he was apprehended for harbouring the items believed to have been smuggled in.
"The suspect and seized items were then brought to Sandakan police station for further action," he said, adding that a Nissan van was also confiscated.
The case is being classified under Section 135(1)(d) of the 1967 Customs Act which allows penalty for possessing any uncustomed or prohibited goods.
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