Cops uncover fake liquor processing plant in Johor


JOHOR BAHRU: The Region Two Marine Police Force uncovered a fake liquor processing centre in a raid on a factory in Kampung Batu 34 near Pontian.

Johor police chief Commissioner M Kumar said during the 1am raid, four foreign nationals, aged 27 to 42, who were without identification documents and believed to be workers at the premises, were nabbed.

He said the police also seized 1,683 litres of liquor, a multi-purpose vehicle as well as various items such as four bottle capping machines, five electric pumps with hoses and two boxes of bottle caps with customs ‘duty paid’ stickers, all worth RM508,265.

"The case is being investigated under Section 3(1) of the Law Reform (Eradication of Illicit Samsu) Act 1976 and Section 6(1)(C) of the Immigration Act 1959/63,” he said in a statement on Tuesday (May 14).

Kumar said the police will continue to monitor and carry out enforcement operations on the sale of untaxed alcoholic beverages and the processing of counterfeit liquor. - Bernama

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