Customs net smuggled beer worth over RM1.13mil in raids


KOTA KINABALU: Smuggled beer worth over RM1.13mil was seized from the Sepanggar Port in a series of raids near here recently.

These items were confiscated in three operations between Aug 11 and 17.

State Customs assistant head director Cheong Yu Min said in the first raid, officials had noticed something amiss when checking on a container going through the scanning machine at around 9.45am, on Aug 11.

“Upon inspection, we found a total of 18,236 litres of suspected untaxed alcohol worth around RM284,139.95,” he said in a press conference here yesterday.

He said the following confiscations were made after similar checks, with customs officials seizing two containers filled with almost RM595,000 worth of alcohol at 9.05am on Aug 16, and a total of 16,632 litres of alcohol worth around RM257,863 at 11.10am on Aug 17.

“The total worth of seizures from these four containers was estimated to be around RM1,136,413.”

Cheong said these items were declared as important goods for sale here to avoid detection, adding that investigations are ongoing under the Customs Act 1967.

The public can contact the Customs Department’s toll-free number at 1-800-88-8855 or go to any of their offices to provide information on any suspected crime.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Smuggled beer , Sepanggar Port ,

   

Next In Nation

Bukit Aman: Increase in sexual crimes involving children
Covid-19 Watch: 1,186 new cases, says Health Ministry
Tambunan man reported missing returns home safely after 24 hours
PM meets with UAE president on working visit to Abu Dhabi
Putting the brakes on cybercrime
Public must be more aware of how scams work
Watch out! There are many ways in which we get duped
Consumers must become more aware of scams
Almost 5% dip in new Covid-19 cases
‘RM2.08bil went to Najib’

Others Also Read