Sell­ing fake cig­gies openly

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of Inanam, Sabah are up­set over the sale of con­tra­band cig­a­rettes in the open.

Mother-of-three Vivien Lee said the sell­ers did their ac­tiv­i­ties at an area op­po­site the wet mar­ket.

“There are many of them, and they are do­ing it even dur­ing the day.

“They know there is a lack of en­force­ment, be­cause Inanam is on the out­skirts of the cap­i­tal city,” she said.

Teacher Nu­raida Ah­mad, 44, said the ram­pant sell­ing of con­tra­band cig­a­rettes was an eye­sore.

“I hope none of my stu­dents will fall vic­tim to these syn­di­cates and be­come smok­ers,” she said.


Inanam as­sem­bly­man Kenny Chua said the au­thor­i­ties were aware of the sit­u­a­tion and do­ing their best to ad­dress it.

“Po­lice, Cus­toms and City Hall have been work­ing un­der­cover to nab the cul­prits.

“Their tar­get is the mas­ter­mind of the syn­di­cate, and not the small fry who are sell­ing the il­licit items.”

Chua said the pub­lic could play a role in curb­ing the trade by re­fus­ing to buy the con­tra­band.

Con­tra­band sell­ers in Inanam, Sabah, carry out ac­tiv­i­ties in the day­time.

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