Home Ministry seizes RM1.1mil worth of sex toys in Bukit Mertajam

BUTTERWORTH: The Home Ministry has seized more than 20,000 sex toys worth an estimated RM1.1mil in Bukit Mertajam here.

Its Enforcement and Controls Division secretary Nik Yusaimi Yussof said the seizure was made at a premises here during Ops Maya 2/2023 on Feb 15.

"The premises was raided after intelligence gathering by our team was used to store the sex toys which were sold online," he told a press conference at the division's Penang office here on Tuesday (March 14).

He said they confiscated a total of 22,929 items, believed to have originated from China, that were sold from RM70 to RM450 on e-commerce platforms.

According to Nik Yusaimi, the illegal sale of these items started last year and an investigation paper had been opened under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for eroding moral values.

The operation also saw the arrest of a 29-year-old woman who was charged at a Bukit Mertajam Magistrate's Court on March 2.

"The suspect pleaded guilty and was fined RM5,000," he said.

He added that the ministry would take stern action against anyone involved in activities that could erode moral values or jeopardise public order and safety.

He urged the public to channel any information on such illegal activities to the ministry 03-8000 8000 or through its website at www.moha.gov.my.

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