Maqis seizes RM250K worth of bird's nest without export permit at KLIA

SEPANG: The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) has seized 150kg of processed bird's nest worth about RM250,000 bound for Vietnam at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here on Thursday (Sept 22).

Maqis Selangor director Mohd Sobri Md Hashim said in a statement on Sunday (Sept 25) that checks on a Vietnamese national by its officers, in collaboration with the Malaysia Airports auxiliary police, found 15 boxes he was carrying did not have valid documents such as export permits or health certificates.

"Following that, the processed bird's nest weighing 150kg in total was detained for further action," he said.

Export of animal products without a valid permit is an offence.

Offenders are liable to be fined not more than RM100,000 or jailed not more than six months or both, if convicted. – Bernama

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