6 KLIA Customs officers may be sacked
PUTRAJAYA: Sacking is likely on the cards should the six Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Customs Department officers said to be involved with underworld activities be found guilty.
Customs directorgeneral Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said the department would not condone any form of abuse of power or corruption.
“The department has started its internal investigations on the six officers. If these officers are found guilty, stern action will be taken, including termination.”
The officers have been arrested over the past two days for their alleged involvement in aiding Gang 360 Devan, a notorious secret society, to smuggle drugs into the country.
It was reported that the KLIA-based officers were arrested under the Security Offences Act (Special Measures) (Sosma) 2012 for “allowing” various types of drugs and raw substances to be processed as drugs to enter the country over the past year, at least.
Subromaniam said the department would cooperate with police in the investigation.
“We (the department) will leave it to the police to carry out investigations.
“But, at the same time, we would investigate the case internally. I do not want to speculate on the matter. We will wait for the police to complete their probe.
“However, I would like to affirm that the department will not compromise on any corruption and abuse of power among its officers.”
Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy