Over 50,000 litres of contraband liquor seized in KL this year

Over 50,000 litres of contraband liquor seized in KL this year

PETALING JAYA - The Kuala Lumpur Customs Department seized 50,130 litres of contraband liquor worth RM665,450 (S$237566) in multiple raids since early this year.

Its director Abd Gani Othman said the department checked 220 premises, of which 39 were found to have the contraband item.

"We have detained 35 offenders. Of that, 24 have been slapped with hefty fines, four were released on bail while seven Myanmar nationals were handed over to the Immigration Department.

"So far, a total of RM85,850 in compounds have been collected," he said in a statement yesterday.

The value quoted does not include the amount of unpaid taxes.

In the last two months, the department raided three premises in Bandar Sunway and USJ and seized RM215,231 worth of liquor, added Abd Gani.

"We also seized RM82,968 worth of liquor at a store in Balakong," he said, adding that a lorry carrying the contraband items was also stopped and searched at the Sungai Buloh rest area during the period.

Abd Ghani said the department would step up efforts against those with contraband items.

"The success of our operations was due to co-operation from the public," he said.

Anyone with information can contact the department at its toll-free hotline at 1800-888-855 or the Kuala Lumpur Customs' EnforceĀ­ment division at 03-7805 4805.

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