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December 07, 2017 23:55 PM

Thwarted: Bid To Smuggle Fireworks Worth RM800,000

BUKIT KAYU HITAM, Dec 7(Bernama) -- The Kedah Customs Department thwarted an attempt to smuggle 20,755kg of firecrackers and fireworks worth RM840,999 hereon Tuesday.

Its deputy director-general (enforcement and compliance),DatukZulkifliYahya said the seizure of the contraband was made after observing a container lorry driver behavingsuspiciously on the heavy vehicle route at the Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex.

"We found the boxes containing thefirecrackers and fireworks hidden under boxes ofdrinks in the container," he told a media conference here today.

He said the 48-year-old driver was detained to facilitate investigations.



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