Goods with Unpaid Import Duties Seized

3 February 2007
Butterworth

Customs officers seized firecrackers, liquor and two luxury cars during three raids on Wednesday. Duty tax amounting to RM940,869 was not paid for them.

The first raid was on a double-storey shophouse in Parit Buntar. 818 cartons of firecracks worth RM332,300 were found and a 40-year-old man was arrested.

The second team hit a store in Bukit Tengah and found 25,149 bottles of wine worth RM233,824. They arrested a 48-year-old woman.

A car showroom was found with two Mercedes Benz worth RM180,000 which import duties were not paid for. Authorities are conducting investigations with a 31-year-old man.

New Straits Times – Cross-country: Firecrackers and liquor seized
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