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Metro News 29 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

No recent smuggling of migrants in Johor waters

KOTA TINGGI: The Johor Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Australia Border Force (ABF) have not detected any smuggling of West Asian migrants in the waters of Johor for the past few years due to their continuous integrated operations especially in Operation Redback since 2011.

Metro News 13 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Differing views on smoking ban

THE Health Ministry’s intention to gazette all open-air restaurants as no-smoking areas beginning December has received a resounding thumbs up from non-smokers .

Metro News 13 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM

CAP: Curb smuggling of illegal fireworks

WITH barely two days to go before Hari Raya, the Consumers Association of Penang is urging the Government to come down hard on the smuggling and sale of fireworks and firecrackers.

Metro News 02 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Authorities urged to be more vigilant at border crossings

JOHOR BARU: Drug syndicates and distributors are always looking at new ways to smuggle drugs into Malaysia via the country’s entry points to avoid detection by the authorities.

Metro News 16 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Customs seizes smuggled rice

JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department seized RM405,688 worth of “Ponni Steamed Rice” weighing 67,500kg in a container falsely declared as putty powder.

Metro News 16 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

Contraband raids near Sarawak-Brunei border

MIRI: A major crackdown is being carried out to weed out contraband consumer goods sold in Miri and Kuala Baram districts, especially at shopping enclaves near the Sarawak-Brunei border which are popular among locals and Brunei tourists.

Metro News 24 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Pangkor’s duty-free models being studied

STUDIES are underway to look into how Pangkor Island’s duty-free status can be implemented seamlessly.

Metro News 22 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Securing Sabah’s borders

KOTA KINABALU: The comprehensive security measures put in place has helped secure the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (Esszone) resulting in no incidents of cross-border kidnappings Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman told the state assembly during question time.

Metro News 21 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Vessel used in MH370 search joins exercise

THE 9th Redback exercise which ended at Swettenham Pier holds a special significance for both the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Australian Border Force (ABF).

Metro News 14 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Seminar to spread awareness on human smuggling

HUMAN trafficking is a global problem and an ‘industry’ valued at US$39bil globally, said National Council of Women’s Organisations (NCWO) Penang vice-chairman Marlene Fox.