More than 100,000 illicit cigarettes found hidden in six vans in Alor Setar

LANGKAWI (Bernama): Two men were detained with more than 100,000 cigarette sticks of various brands, believed to be with unpaid duties, found hidden in six vans in front of a house in a raid in Jalan Dato Kumbar, Alor Setar, Tuesday (Dec 9),

Marine Police (PPM) Region One commander Asst Comm Rosman Ismail said the raid was carried out by a team from the Kuala Kedah PPM Intelligence Unit at 7.30pm.

They had earlier run an inspection on one of the vans and found a number of cartons of cigarettes before arresting the two men, aged 45 and 54 years old, who were guarding the vans.

"The team continued the search on all six vans and found a total of 101,380 cigarette sticks of various brands with unpaid tax believed to be distributed in local markets, ” he said Wednesday (Dec 9).

The six vans and cigarettes with unpaid tax were estimated to be worth RM453,580.

The two men and seized items were brought to the Kota Setar district police headquarters Criminal Investigation Division for further action, ACP Rosman said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967. - Bernama

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