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Over MYR1.7M worth of controlled items seized

KOTA BHARU (BERNAMA) – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Kelantan (KPDNHEP) seized over MYR1.7 million worth of goods, involving 88 cases under the Control of Supplies Act 1961 since January this year.

State KPDNHEP Enforcement Chief Aswadi Jaafar said the goods included sugar, flour and cooking oil, seized through integrated operations together with other enforcement agencies.

“We also made 26 arrests and seized 38 vehicles from the activities of misappropriation and smuggling of controlled items at Malaysia’s border area,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Aswadi said in the first half of this year, they also managed to curb the smuggling of petrol and diesel which were also controlled items worth MYR72,146.50 to a neighbouring country.

“Enforcement action against misappropriation and smuggling of controlled goods at the country’s border is conducted regularly involving the cooperation of various agencies.