SHAH ALAM: Police have seized almost 20,000 litres of contraband beer and crippled a smuggling syndicate in a raid on a warehouse in Klang.
Central Brigade General Operations Force (GOF) commander Senior Asst Comm Muhammad Abdul Halim said the syndicate's activities were detected when they raided a warehouse at Jalan Sellathevan, Kampung Sungai Kandis in Klang on Wednesday (July 7).
"A team from the Central Brigade GOF intelligence division raided the premises and arrested three local men and five Bangladeshi men aged between 25 and 57.
"When our personnel raided the warehouse, the men were in the midst of loading the beer into lorries.
"Further checks at the scene revealed 40,320 cans and 5,400 bottles of suspected contraband beer, equivalent to 19,809 litres of the beverages," he said at Shah Alam police headquarters on Thursday (July 8).
He said they also seized three lorries, a van and a car in the raid.
"The total seizure is worth an estimated RM1.65mil. Our investigations revealed the syndicate had been active for a while now and distributed beer within the Klang Valley," he said.