Man nabbed with sex toys worth RM2mil in Shah Alam warehouse raid

PETALING JAYA: Sex toys worth millions of ringgit in total have been seized by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department in a raid on a warehouse in Shah Alam.

Customs Central Zone assistant director-general Norlela Ismail said the raid conducted on May 20 saw 11,220 units of sex toys worth an estimated RM2.04mil seized.

"This is the biggest such haul this year. Last year there was a similar raid that only saw around RM50,000 in items seized," she told a press conference here on Wednesday (June 5).

A warehouse manager in his 60s was arrested to assist in the investigation and is now out on bail, she added.

Checks found that the warehouse had been in operation for three years and other items apart from the sex toys were stored there.

"It is believed that the items were for both online and in-store sale," Norlela added.

Sources believe the toys may have been shipped here under false import declarations.

In an unrelated matter, the department conducted 40 raids between May 13 and 24 in the Klang Valley aimed at illicit alcohol and cigarettes.

A total of 3,506 litres of alcohol and 355,100 cigarettes were seized, with the total value including unpaid duties amounting to RM474,267.

"Throughout the operation the department arrested 16 people, aged between 30 and 60, to assist investigations," Norlela said.

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