Customs seizes vape liquid worth RM2.7mil

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The Royal Malaysian Customs Department has seized RM2.7mil worth of electronic cigarette (vape) liquid with RM273,480 in unpaid tax.

Central Zone Customs principal assistant director Datuk Zazuli Johan said KLIA Central Zone Enforcement Unit III personnel conducted an inspection on two containers from the United States in Northport, Port Klang, at 6pm on June 24.

He said the team found 1,276.24 litres of vape liquid suspected to contain nicotine that had been declared as atomiser devices in the containers.

“The items were also found to have exceeded their expiry date.

"We believe that the product would be repackaged before being distributed in the local market.

“The consignment was brought in without a valid import licence and tax on it had not been paid,” he said in a statement on Friday (July 2).

Zazuli said vape liquid is classified as prohibited merchandise under the Customs (Prohibition on Imports) Order 2017.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 135 (1) (a) of the Customs Act 1967. – Bernama

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