RM359,784 goods seized in Tawau
Published on: Sunday, April 14, 2019
By: Lagatah Toyos

TAWAU: Marine police foiled an attempt to smuggle Indonesian goods estimated at RM359,784 into the country during Ops Gelora Khas in waters off Mile 3, here, Friday.

Marine police Sabah Region 4 Commander ACP Mohamad Pajeri Ali said a team arrested a boat skipper, 32, and a crew, 19, who were without identification documents, in the 11.30pm inspection.

The team found items such as Pop Ice in various flavours, Gold Bell Grand, Petis Udang, Abon Sapi Rajawali, Citarasaku (Balado), Cap Dollar cigarette rolling papers, Frambozen and ABC Ketchup.

Also confiscated were Blinjo crackers, Jelly Powder Nutrigel in various flavours, Masako, Antaka, Pepsodent, Muntalin, Special UV Whitening and four empty Petronas gas containers. They were worth RM209,934.

“All these items are believed to have been smuggled into the country,” Pajeri said, adding the items and suspected smugglers were taken to the marine police operations headquarters for further investigation.

According to him, the case was passed to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department for further investigation under Section 135(1) (d) of the Customs Act.

Marine police also seized a variety of banned beauty products and controlled goods worth RM149,850 from a jongkong (boat) in waters off Mile 3.

Marine police Sabah Region 4 Commander ACP Mohamad Pajeri Ali said a team made the 8.25pm seizure after receiving a tip-off from the Marine Intelligence Unit about a suspicious boat.

According to him, the team found illicit health items such as V-C Injection Chatuchak Bangkok – 1,843 boxes containing 18,430 small bottles which contained 2ml of the product, 10 liquefied petroleum gas cans and 20 boxes of cooking oil on the boat.

“A 38-year-old Indonesian male boat skipper was detained after failing to show any documents from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs,” he said. Mohamad Pajeri said the case was investigated under the Poisons Act 1952 and the Control of Supplies Act 1961.



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