Customs Central Zone exceeds 2023 revenue target, collecting RM37.8bil

SEPANG: The Customs Department's Central Zone revenue collection last year amounted to nearly RM37.8bil.

Customs assistant director-general (Central Zone) Norlela Ismail said this exceeded the target of RM36.85bil.

"The Central Zone comprises the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

"Selangor collected RM19.7bil followed by FT with RM14.3bil and KLIA with RM3.7bil," she told reporters after a meet-and-greet session at a hotel here on Wednesday (Feb 21).

She said on smuggling activities, the Central Zone detected 1,185 cases last year and seized RM77mil worth of contraband with unpaid duties amounting to RM105mil.

"We also arrested 210 suspects during the same period with 190 prosecutions and 63 convictions," she said.

Norlela said they also collected RM4mil from vehicle tender sales involving 143 confiscated vehicles.

Those with information on smuggling activities can contact the Customs Department hotline at 1800-88-8855 or go to the nearest Customs office.

The identities of informants will be kept strictly confidential.

Customs Central Zone operations director Wong Pun Sian also attended Wednesday's session.

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