Wildlife Crime Bureau launches raids leading to RM5mil worth of seizures, says Bukit Aman

PETALING JAYA: The Wildlife Crime Bureau under the Royal Malaysia Police launched six raids leading to over RM5mil in seizures, said Bukit Aman.

In a statement on Monday (May 20), Bukit Aman’s Internal Security and Public Order Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said that the raids were conducted from May 14 to May 18, in Selangor, Terengganu, Sarawak and Sabah.

Nine men and a woman were arrested during the six operations.

The operations were launched against various smuggling syndicates, ranging from animal to fuel smuggling.

Among the highlighted raids was the arrest of a man in Sibu where 649,750kgs of imported rice were seized, with an estimated value of RM2,121,222.

A further 5,831 containers of frozen chicken were also seized, with the items valued at RM1,880,815.

Another raid in Gombak saw the police seizing six birds which were believed to have been the wares of an animal smuggling operation.

According to police statistics from Jan 1 to May 19, the bureau had launched 78 raids across the country and arrested 172 people for various offences including smuggling subsidised items and animals.

"Joint operations with other enforcement agencies will be conducted from time to time," he said.

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