KANGAR - Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency foiled an attempt to smuggle 93 sacks of cockle spat valued at RM55,800(S$22,984), into Thailand on Thursday night.
In the 10.40pm raid, two Malaysians aged 28 and 42 and a Thai national aged 17, were detained on a boat near Kuala Perlis. Langkawi Chief Enforcement Officer Captain Abdul Rahim Abdullah said his officers found the 93 sacks containing the spat weighing 4,000kg.
In the second operation at 11.45pm at the same place, Rahim said his other team detained a couple aged 54 and 62 and seized 10 barrels and six small containers of petrol amounting to 250 litres.
The officers also found 28 packets of cooking oil with them.