MELAKA, (Feb 27) – Customs have foiled an attempt to smuggle four containers of liquor worth RM1.37 million including unpaid duties at the Free Zone Area in Pasir Gudang, Johor.
Deputy Director-General (Enforcement and Compliance) Datuk Matrang Suhaili said based on information, a team of officers from Melaka detained the containers.
The drivers had declared that theywere carrying a cargo of “white crystal salt ” when detained at 5:30 pm on Feb 21.
“However, inspection found that the containers had 189,912 cans of liquor including Carlsberg Beer; Carlsberg Special Brew and Danish Royal Stout,” he told a press conference here, Thursday.
A man aged in the 30s, believed to be the shipping agent was detained.
Initial investigation found that the liquor believed to be imported from India was to be marketed in the Klang Valley.
Customs also seized 252,800 sticks of cigarettes worth RM145,992 including unpaid duties at a store in Pulau Sebang industrial area, Alor Gajah on Jan 16.
However, no arrests were made in the raid at 11am.– BERNAMA