GOF seizes bird's nests, vape gadgets and liquid worth RM410,000

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 31 Jul 2021

PASIR MAS (Bernama): The 9th Battalion of the General Operations Force seized bird’s nests and vape liquid and equipment worth a total of about RM410,000 in two raids in Kampung Limau Purut, near Lubok Setol, here on Friday (July 30).

Battalion commanding officer Supt Nor Azizan Yusof said in the first raid at an illegal landing point in Limau Purut, a team of enforcement officers seized 23.5kg of swiftlet bird’s nests worth RM188,000.

"The patrol team spotted several men loading boxes onto three motorcycles. Realising the presence of police, the group fled and threw all the boxes at a florist shop.

"An inspection showed that the boxes contain bird’s nests believed to have been smuggled in from Thailand to meet the high demand in Malaysia,” he said in a statement on Saturday (July 31).

He said all the seized items were handed over to the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Service Department (Maqis) for further investigation under Section 11 (1) of the Maqis Act 2011.

In another raid on an empty house in the same village, the battalion personnel seized 1,350 bottles of vape liquid and 1,450 units of vaping equipment worth RM222,000.

"We believe the house was used as a transit point for smuggling the goods to a neighbouring country through a nearby illegal base.

"All the confiscated items will be handed over to the Health Ministry for further action under Section 13 (a) of the Poisons Act 1952," he said.- Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

seizure , bird’s nests , vape liquid , smuggling , GOF , police , Maqis


Next In Nation

Malaysian woman kidnapped in Tumpat rescued with help of Thai police, says IGP
Four reps now ‘invited’ to sit in new Negri liaison committee line-up
Myanmar man stabs girlfriend to death at apartment in Penang
RMAF to carry out low-flying exercise from Friday (Sept 30) to Oct 8
Late Sultan's heirs ask Dutch court to enforce US$15bil award against Malaysia
UiTM terminates employment of lecturer accused of sexual harrassment
Technical committee looking into egg supply shortage, says Mustapa
Road users advised to use Bukit Kukus paired road after oil spill
Human trafficking: Immediate action to rescue Malaysians, says PM
King, Queen congratulate UiTM choir for international wins

Others Also Read