Myanmar women busted for contraband liquor

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  • Thursday, 28 May 2020

The two women from Myanmar who were arrested with contraband liquor worth close to RM12,000 at a premise at Taman Air Biru, Pasir Gudang, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Two Myanmar women were arrested by the General Operations Force (GOF) for possessing contraband liquor worth close to RM12,000.

GOF Fifth Battalion commanding officer Supt Dimin Awang said the arrest was made during a raid at a premises in Taman Air Biru, Pasir Gudang here on Wednesday (May 27) at about 6pm.

“Both women, aged 39 and 42, acted as keepers of the premises. An inspection unearthed 360 cans and 204 bottles of liquor believed to have been smuggled, worth RM11,570, ” he said in a statement here Thursday (May 28).

He added that both suspects and the seized items were then brought to the Seri Alam district police headquarters.

The case is investigated under Section 135(1) of the Customs Act 1967.

In an unrelated case, two men were arrested for drug possession at Jeti Nelayan Parit Lapis, Api-Api, Pontian on Wednesday at about 5.30pm, said Supt Dimin.

“The first suspect, a 37-year-old man, possessed 3.8g of syabu, 20 Erimin 5 pills, and 50 Ecstasy pills and RM285 in cash. All items seized are worth RM3,755.

“The second suspect was a 32-year-old man who had possesses 102g of syabu, 37g of heroin, 60 Erimin 5 pills and RM510 in cash, all valued at RM7,310, ” he said.

He added that both men have been brought over to the Pontian district police headquarters, and the case is investigated under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

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