RM1 Million of Contraband Seized by Customs

31 January 2008
Johor Baru

Johor Customs officers seized more than RM1 million worth of smuggled fireworks, beer and cigarettes in three raids recently.

On 26 January 2008, 1,800 crates of beer worth RM74,000 were seized from a lorry at the Second Link in Johor. The driver managed to escape arrest.

Customs officers raided a container in Pasir Gudang on 28 January 2008 at 5pm and found 800 boxes of fireworks worth RM795,150. The fireworks are believed to be smuggled from China and meant for the coming Chinese New Year celebrations.

In Mersing, 80 cartons of cigarettes worth RM300,000 were seized by the authorities on 30 January 2008 at 7:40am. They were found in two vans which was chased by Customs officers for 30 minutes.

The Star Online – Johor Customs seize RM1m contraband in raids
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