12 dogs worth RM96,000 seized in Tanah Merah

KOTA BARU: Twelve dogs, worth RM96,000 and believed to have been smuggled in through an illegal jetty in Kampung Jenub, Bukit Bunga in Tanah Merah, were seized by the General Operations Force Eighth Battalion (PGA8).

Kelantan acting police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said the PGA8 were on patrol duty in the area on Tuesday (Aug 2) when they spotted a boat laden with baskets crossing the river from Thailand.

After arriving at the Kelantan side of the river, a few men were seen carrying the baskets into a waiting car and when the PGA8 team arrived, they fled, except the 59-year-old car driver, who has been arrested for questioning, he told a media conference at the state police headquarters here on Thursday (Aug 4).

DCP Muhamad Zaki said the PGA8 team found 12 dogs of the cyprus poodle and pomeranian breed in five of the baskets.

The dogs were later handed over to the Malaysian Quarantine Inspection Services (Maqis) in Rantau Panjang for further action.

On the same day, DCP Muhamad Zaki said the PGA8 team also seized 96,000 vape liquid pods and 240 bottles of liquid, all worth RM792,000, from a car which was abandoned in Tumpat.

The team had spotted the car and was approaching it when the driver fled. - Bernama

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