Customs seize nearly 30,000 litres of contraband liquor worth RM3.4mil in Klang Valley

SEPANG: The Central Zone Customs seized 28,231 litres of contraband liquor worth RM3.4mil in two raids around the Klang Valley on July 21.

Customs director-general Datuk Zazuli Johan said the first raid was conducted on a warehouse in Batu Arang, Selangor, which was suspected of processing unlicensed liquor and arrested four foreigners aged between 24 and 37.

He said they seized 5,876 litres of liquor of various brands worth an estimated RM414,891 and RM462,105 in unpaid duties.

"The enforcement officers also seized liquor processing equipment, barrels filled with liquid suspected to be alcohol, empty bottles, bottle caps, liquor labels and boxes as well as fake Customs tax stamps estimated to be worth RM50,000," he said in a press conference here on Thursday (Aug 18).

Zazuli said they then raided a warehouse in Puncak Alam, Selangor that was used to store liquor of various brands and confiscated 22,355 litres of contraband alcohol worth RM1.01mil with duties estimated at RM1.43mil.

He said investigations found that both premises had been involved in unlicensed liquor processing activities for over six months.

"The modus operandi is to make warehouses in industrial areas as the centre to process, manufacture and store liquor before distributing them to the local market,” he said. - Bernama

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