MYR80,000 worth of firecrackers for CNY seized in Johor

JOHOR BAHRU (BERNAMA) – The Region Two Marine Police Force (PPM) seized various types of firecrackers, estimated to be worth MYR80,000, in a raid, codenamed ‘Ops Benteng-Covid Landai’ at a house in Taman Skudai Indah 2, on Saturday.

Commander ACP Muhd Zailani Abdullah said a 51-year-old man, who is the house owner, was arrested in the raid which was conducted at about 4.30pm.

He said the raid was conducted following a tip-off and the firecrackers were believed to be distributed to markets for the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration.

The seizure involved 43 boxes containing various types of firecrackers in a lorry that was parked in front of the house, and 17 more boxes of firecrackers which were found in the garage of the house, he said in a statement yesterday.