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Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) director-general Datuk Zazuli Johan (front, third from right) displaying an elephant tusk confiscated from a syndicate’s smuggling attempt to bring in RM80 million in wildlife parts including elephant tusks, rhinoceros horns, pangolin scales and tiger fangs, during the press conference at the North Port Customs office in Port Klang, on July 18, 2022. — Picture by BERNAMA

88 individuals arrested, smuggled goods worth RM64.7 million seized in 20 days

KUALA LUMPUR,  Jan 24 — Eighty-eight individuals, including 15 foreigners, were arrested and goods worth RM64.7 million were seized in raids by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to crack down on the smuggling of contraband and wildlife in three states between last January 1 and 20.

PDRM secretary Datuk Noorsiah Mohd Saaduddin, in a statement today, said 35 raids were carried out in Selangor, Sabah and Perak during the period by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau of the  Special Intelligence Investigation.

On the seizure,  she said, RM42.8 million worth of the goods were seized for offences under the Customs Act 1966, Wildlife Conservation Act 2010 (RM1.2 million), Explosives Act 1957 (RM7.7 million), Control of Supply  Act 1961 (RM10.7 million), Section 13 (a) of the Poisons Act 1952 (RM2.2 million) and Section 170 of the Penal Code (RM5,200).

“PDRM will continue to carry out integrated operations with other enforcement agencies in the fight against smuggling and various other offences,” she said.

— Bernama


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