MAQIS seizes over MYR187,000 worth of frozen chicken

ALOR SETAR (BERNAMA) – The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS) seized frozen chicken worth MYR187,210 which failed to meet import permit requirements at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex (ICQS) on Tuesday.

Kedah MAQIS Director Lily Rosalind Paul said the chicken was seized from a container lorry that passed through the country’s entry point from the neighbouring country at 2.20pm.

“A routine inspection on the container lorry found 2,600 boxes containing frozen chicken weighing 31,200 kilogrammes,” she said in a statement yesterday.

The frozen chicken was also believed to have come from an unrecognised slaughterhouse conducting dubious slaughtering method, she added.

Frozen chicken worth MYR187,210 seized by the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department. PHOTO: BERNAMA