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General Operations Force (GOF) personnel seen guarding a post at Jalan Raya Taman Radzi in Padang Besar, Perlis, on November 24, 2020. — Picture BERNAMA

Contraband liquor, cigarettes worth RM1.8 mln seized

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — The General Operations Force (GOF) seized smuggled liquor and cigarettes worth RM1.8 million in several raids in the Klang Valley and in Muar, Johor on Friday.

GOF Central Brigade commander ACP Muhammad Abdul Halim said in three raids in Sungai Besi and Puchong at 5.30 pm, police arrested one local man and five Myanmar nationals including two women, aged between 29 and 52.

“In the first raid, police seized 7,956 cans of beer and 958 bottles of whiskey, while 116 boxes of alcoholic drinks, 19 boxes of whiskey and 450 cartons containing 90,000 sticks of cigarettes were confiscated in the second raid.

“In the third raid, police seized 10 boxes of liquor and seven boxes of whiskey of various brands,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

In Muar, Muhammad said, the 6th Battalion Intelligence Branch raided premises in Bukit Gambir and seized 36 drums containing 7,200 litres of whiskey concentrate and 1,353 bottles of whiskey of various brands.

Five local men and four Indonesian men, aged between 17 and 50, were nabbed in the raid at about 7pm.

“With the arrests and seizure, police believe we have crippled a syndicate distributing contraband liquor and cigarettes in the Klang Valley and Muar,” he said.

— Bernama

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