Fake booze syndicate busted with four nabbed in Puchong

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have uncovered a syndicate processing imitation liquor after conducting a raid at Puchong.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Comm Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the operation on Tuesday (June 30) was carried out following a tipoff.

"Our special investigations and intelligence division handled the raid on the syndicate, which has been processing and distributing fake alcoholic beverages around Klang Valley.

"We arrested four men, including two Myanmar nationals, during the operation," he said in a statement on Wednesday (July 1).

He said 87 boxes containing various brands of liquor, six 200-litre drums containing a dark liquid believed to be alcohol as well as four 100-litre drums containing a similar liquid were also found.

"We seized all these items believed to be worth at least RM222,000.

"We also seized 37 Customs Department 'duty not paid' stickers, 742 stickers of various liquor brands, nine empty 200-litre drums, two bottle cover sealing machines and a Toyota Vellfire and Nissan Serena," he said adding that the overall seizures were estimated to be worth RM392,240.

Comm Acryl Sani said the suspects have been remanded at Subang Jaya police headquarters for four days.

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