GOF seize 2.2 million cigarettes worth RM1.6mil in Kelantan

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  • Wednesday, 26 Jan 2022

KOTA BHARU: Over 2.2 million sticks of cigarettes worth RM1.6 million including tax were seized by Battalion 8 of the General Operations Force (PGA8) in Kampung Lundang Paku, near Nilam Puri here, at 8.30 am on Tuesday (Jan 25).

PGA8 commanding officer Supt Mat Shukor Yusof said the seizure was made after his team detected two suspicious looking vehicles in the Pantai Cahaya Bulan (PCB) area here which then fled.

However, he said, the team found tyre tracks of the two vehicles in an area near Kampung Lundang here and then found 220 large boxes containing cigarettes among the bushes, he told a media conference at the PGA8 headquarters in Pengkalan Chepa here on Wednesday (Jan 26).

He believed the cigarettes were smuggled into the country by sea for distribution to the local market.

The cigarettes had been handed over to the police for further action, he added - Bernama

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