Two held for smuggling goods to Indonesia

TAWAU (Bernama) – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained two local men in the waters off Tanjung Doris for attempting to smuggle various groceries and frozen food to Indonesia on Monday.

Tawau Maritime Zone Deputy Director (Operations) Maritime Commander Mohd Yusri Hussin said the suspects, aged 32 and 48, were believed to be traveling to Nunukan Island, Indonesia at 8.30pm.

He said during inspection on the boat, the team found, among others, 44 boxes (880kg) of frozen meat, seven boxes (70kg) of chicken parts, 47 boxes (648kg) of frozen whole chickens, 96 boxes (960kg) of carrots, 324 cans of condensed milk, 327 bottles of carbonated drinks, 10 cartons of Milo Activ Go, 1,500kg of glutinous rice and 3,500kg of chicken feed.

“The RM100,000 worth of goods were without clearance documentation from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and have been seized for further investigations under the Customs Act 1967,” he said in a statement yesterday.