Monday, 22 February 2010 08:05
Its director Datuk Rusmani Abdul Sukur said tobacco product neighboring countries that try to brought into this country through the Port Senari on February 4 last by declaring a container over 20 feet take load soybeans.
"Based on preliminary information received, the Customs Sarawak only find cigarettes bridge in the container without finding soybean alleged in the container before this," he said in a press conference here on Thursday.
He said there is no any arrests made so far but his office has been to identify agents who are empowered to bring in containers such.
Rusmani said the case was investigated under Section 135 of the Customs Act 1967 which provides a maximum fine of 20 times the value of goods seized or imprisoned for three years or both.
Monday, 22 February 2010 08:04
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.