Customs foil attempt to smuggle cigarette, alcohol worth more than RM17 million
Last update: 15/09/2018
SIBU, Sept 14 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Customs Department Sibu successfully foiled an attempt to smuggle in 45 containers of liquor and cigarettes worth more than RM17.47 million in a raid carried out on a private jetty at Jalan Salim-Stabau on Sept 5.
Acting on tip-off, the department’s enforcement team carried out a raid at 11.30am and had successfully detained a tug boat towing a barge carrying 45 containers suspected of ferrying goods from oversea that had not yet passed the customs clearance.
“The team also found more than 403 boxes of wines in a warehouse located near the jetty,” said Royal Malaysian Customs Department director-general Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy in a news conference here today.....