Smuggling syndicate busted, frozen food seized in Miri raid

Boxes of smuggled frozen food seized in the raid.

MIRI, Oct 19: The Wildlife Crime Bureau Bukit Aman and Miri Crime Investigation Department (IPD Miri) on Monday foiled a smuggling syndicate with the seizure of frozen food in a raid conducted at a warehouse on Jalan Lopeng.

According to Miri OCPD ACP Alexson Naga Chabu, the seized frozen food did not go through the proper channels to avoid taxes and did not have the halal logo.

“It was the first raid and seizure involving smuggled frozen food in Miri,” he said when contacted.


He said the confiscation took place on Oct 16, around 11am.

The enforcement team was also assisted by the Department of Islamic Affairs Sarawak (JAIS), Miri Veterinary Department (DVS), and the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) Miri.

During the raid, they seized 18,975 boxes containing pork meat, 238 boxes of Australian lamb, six boxes of chicken meat, 880 boxes of seafood, 144 packets of 1kg sugar (CSR brand), and 880 packets of 1kg cooking oil (of various brands).

The total value of the seized frozen food is estimated to be RM96,570.

The case is being investigated under the Veterinary Public Health Ordinance 1999, Control of Supplies Regulations 1974, and the Supply Control (PPKB) (Import Prohibition) Regulations 2021. — DayakDaily