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Penang Customs seized 50 thousand cartons of cigarettes

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Butterworth, 11 Feb (Bernama) - The Royal Malaysian Customs (KDRM) Penang successfully seized 50 thousand cartons of cigarettes valued at RM1.1 million involving duty amounting to more than RM4.8 million smuggled try Butterworth Container Port in the North (NBCT), the here, last Sunday.

State Customs Director Datuk Matrang Suhaili said the public information and spying for a week, the government has detained a container filled with loads of cigarettes that enter through the port NBCT from Canada.

"Trade has been diikrar as containing" Animal Feed "by 24 tonnes addressed to a company importing" feedmeal "in Sungai Bakap, Penang without knowledge of the company," he told reporters here on Thursday.

In this regard, he said a supervisor and two haulier drivers aged between 30 to 40 years handling the shipping container was detained to assist investigations.

He said the investigation is also carried out against shipping agents and shipping agent suspected of being involved in importing it.

He said the case was investigated under Section 135 (1) (a) of the Customs Act 1967 as involved in importing or exporting goods or goods berkastam not prohibition.

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