The Borneo Post (Sabah)

Lorry, beer worth RM136,000 seized

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SIBU: The Customs Department has detained a man in his 50s following seizure of 9,345.60 litres of beer and a lorry during an operation at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman here on April 9.

Its state director Herman Shah Abdullah said their enforcemen­t team intercepte­d a lorry laden with beer about 1.30pm, which was heading in the direction of Kuching.

He said the beer was greatly in demand in Kuching due to limited supply following ongoing operations by enforcemen­t agencies.

“Demand is especially high due to the upcoming Gawai festival,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Herman said the suspect was being detained to assist in the investigat­ion.

The items seized was worth RM136,073.60 and Customs duty of

RM139,763.45.

The case is being investigat­ed under Section 135(1)(e) of the Customs Act 1967.

Members of the public are urged to channel informatio­n on smuggling activities by contacting Customs toll free line at 1-800888855 or any nearest Customs office.

The department assured the identity of whistleblo­wers will be kept confidenti­al.

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The seized lorry and its content.

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