RM79,728 in illicit liquor and cigarettes seized in Bintangor

Marine police personnel display the contraband seized in Bintangor.

BINTANGOR, May 18: The Sarikei Regional Marine Police Force (Region 5) seized RM79,728 worth of contraband liquor and cigarettes of various types without customs tax on Friday (May 15).

Its commander ACP Shamsol Kassim disclosed today that the seizure under Op Landai Covid was done following an inspection of a house here at 11.30am that day.

“At the house, they found a total of 7,776 cans of beer, 108 bottles of beer and 4,000 sticks of cigarettes. All of these items did not have relevant documents,” he added.

Following further investigation by the enforcement team, a 41-year-old man was arrested.

The seized items were later brought to the Bintangor Police Station for further investigation under Section 135 (1) of the Customs Act 1967. — DayakDaily