Selangor Journal

Customs Central Zone records RM37.7 bln revenue collection in 2023

SEPANG, Feb 21 — The revenue collection of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) Central Zone in 2023 reached RM37.7 billion, surpassing the initial RM36.85 billion target.

JKDM Central Zone assistant director-general Norlela Ismail said of this amount, Central Zone Unit II (Selangor) contributed the highest collection, amounting to RM19.7 billion, followed by Central Zone Unit I (Kuala Lumpur) with RM14.3 billion, and Central Zone Unit III (KLIA) at RM3.7 billion.

“For smuggling cases, JKDM Central Zone successfully thwarted cases including cigarette and alcohol smuggling, among others, through 1,185 seizure cases totalling RM77 million with RM105 million in estimated tax value.

“In addition, an estimated RM4 million was obtained from the sale of vehicles in an integrated tender manner involving 143 vehicles which had their rights revoked,” she said in a statement today.

Throughout last year, 210 arrests were made involving RM14 million in seizures value with RM10 million in estimated duties.

Norlela also called on the public to report information related to any drug smuggling activities and other items such as cigarettes, alcohol, and fireworks by contacting the toll-free customs hotline at 1-800-88-8855 or the nearest customs office in all states.

JKDM assures the identity of each informant is kept confidential, she said.

— Bernama

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