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Tue, 17 Sep 2019, 12:23 AM
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Topic: Customs Act 1967

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Syndicates now taking to the skies
SEPANG: Syndicates are now trying to smuggle cigarettes into the country via air to avoid detection, said the Customs Department.
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Contraband items being flown in through KLIA
SEPANG: Smugglers have abandoned maritime routes in favour of airways to transfer their illegal goods.
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Container found with RM3.36mil illegal ciggies
PETALING JAYA: A container which was supposed to be carrying only beer when it entered Malaysia was found with over four million illicit cigarettes worth at least RM3.36mil at a warehouse at Westports in Pulau Indah, Klang.
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BAT finds itself in a lose-lose situation
BRITISH American Tobacco (M) Bhd started this year with high expectations but managing director Erik Stoel says the group has now found itself in a lose-lose situation amid the challenging industry la...
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Six Lamborghini Huracans seized over document forgery
SEPANG: Six Lamborghini Huracan supercars were seized by the Customs Department after two car importing companies were found forging declaration documents to bring them in.
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Supercars seized over document forgery
SEPANG: Six Lamborghini Huracan supercars were seized by the Customs Department after two car importing companies were found forging declaration documents to...
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2,090 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth RM411k seized in raid
Khaw (center) with other PGA Brigade Sarawak officers holding up some of the illicit cigarettes that were seized.
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Johor marine police nabs more than RM500,000 in contraband cigarettes, fake liquor
JOHOR BARU, Sept 3 — The southern region (Region Two) marine police have seized contraband cigarettes and liquor including vehicles worth more than half a million during a raid at a house in Jalan T...
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Sarawak Marine Police seize smuggled cigarettes, liquor worth RM2.47m
KUCHING: A lorry loaded with smuggled cigarettes and liquor worth RM2.47 million was detained by police, early yesterday morning.
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Untaxed beer worth over RM240k seized during Johor house raid
JOHOR BARU: Marine police have seized untaxed beer worth RM240,504 during a raid at a house in Taman Johor Jaya here.
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Customs seize contraband worth over RM26,000
Photo shows some of the contraband seized from the premises.
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One arrested, contraband cigarettes, alcoholic beverages seized
Some of the contraband seized from the premises.
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443 litres of contraband alcoholic drinks seized
Some of the contraband items found in the premises.
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Cops seize RM42,582 worth of illicit cigarettes, booze in raid, one arrested
KLUANG: Police detained a man for allegedly storing contraband cigarettes and liquor, following a raid on a house here on Wednesday (Aug 21).
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Johor cops nab man, seize contraband cigarettes worth almost RM180k
JOHOR BARU: Police have detained a man for allegedly storing cigarettes smuggled in from Indonesia at an unused shoplot in Pontian district about 87km from here.
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Contraband cigarettes, alcoholic drinks worth RM9,529.47 seized
Various types of alcoholic drinks seized during an ambush at a house in Desa Pujut 2, Bandar Baru Permyjaya here on Tuesday.
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Customs says it needs drone for border control
BUKIT KAYU HITAM: The Kedah Royal Malaysian Customs Department needs more sophisticated and new types of equipment including the drone to monitor and control the borders in order to avoid any activiti...
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Customs needs drones for border control
BUKIT KAYU HITAM (Aug 1): The Kedah Royal Malaysian Customs Department needs more sophisticated and new types of equipment including drones to monitor and control the borders in order to prevent any a...
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Customs needs drone for border control
BUKIT KAYU HITAM, Aug 1 — The Kedah Royal Malaysian Customs Department needs more sophisticated and new types of equipment including the drone to monitor and control the borders in order to avoid an...
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Owner of illegal cigarette store nabbed in Kampung Triboh, offered RM58,700 bribe to GOF personnel
Rosdi (right) shows some of the illicit cigarettes that were seized in Serian.
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GOF, Customs Dept seize contraband, vans worth RM608,715 in Miri
Tan (third left), Rizuan (fourth left) and team members in a photo call together with the contraband seized during the operation.
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Owner of illegal cigarette store nabbed, offered RM58,700 bribe to GOF personnel
Rosdi (right) shows some of the illicit cigarettes that were seized in Serian.
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Marine police intensifying efforts to fight cross–border crimes in Sabah
TAWAU: The Sabah Region 4 Marine Police (PPM) are stepping up efforts to combat cross–border crimes in the state’s waters, including by forging cooperation with their counterparts in the Philippin...
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Cops cripple syndicate, seize cigarettes worth RM710,000 in Kota Tinggi
KOTA TINGGI: Police have busted a cigarette smuggling syndicate after arresting five individuals and seizing cigarettes worth RM710,00 during a raid at a shoplot in Taman Sri Saujana, here, three days...
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Sarawak GOF seizes contraband ciggies, liquor worth RM1.14m
KUCHING: Sarawak General Operations Force (GOF) seized contraband cigarettes and liquor worth RM1.14 million including unpaid tax, in an operation dubbed Ops Libas in Kota Samarahan and Limbang yester...
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18 luxury cars impounded in operation to prevent smuggling of foreign vehicles: JKDM
KUCHING: Eighteen luxury vehicles of various makes were impounded by the Royal Customs Department (JKDM) in a special operation with the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to prevent the abus...
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Contraband cigarettes worth RM3,648 seized
MIRI: The Customs Department here recently raided a premises in Sungai Tujuh near here, and seized various brands of contraband cigarettes.
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RM400,000 worth of contraband seized in Klang, five men arrested
KUALA LUMPUR: The police arrested five men and seized 2,710 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth about RM400,000 in an operation in Klang, Selangor near here, yesterday.
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Cops nab five men for smuggling cigarettes worth RM400,000
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — Police arrested five local men for distributing 2,710 cartons of various smuggled cigarettes worth around RM400,000 in a special operation in the area around Klang Valley.
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Attempt to smuggle pangolin scales, birds' nest from Sibu foiled
SIBU: The Sibu branch of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department foiled an attempt to smuggle pangolin scales and raw bird's nest to Peninsular Malaysia using courier services.
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Illicit cigarettes worth almost half a million ringgit seized, three arrested in Johor
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have seized almost half a million ringgit worth of illicit cigarettes following a crackdown on a syndicate in Johor.
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Aksem seizes contraband cigarettes worth RM1.1 million
KUALA PILAH: The Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) confiscated 6,720 cartons of contraband cigarettes of various brands worth RM1.1 million.
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AKSEM seizes contraband cigarettes worth RM1.1 million
KUALA PILAH (June 28): The Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) confiscated 6,720 cartons of contraband cigarettes of various brands worth RM1.1 million.
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Police seize 8,125 cartons of cigarattes worth RM490,000
TANGKAK: The police seized 8,125 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth an estimated RM490,000, excluding taxes, during a raid on a three-tonne lorry left abandoned in Grisek here, Tuesday.
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7,850 contraband cigarette packets from Philippines seized in Lahad Datu
LAHAD DATU: The Marine Police here seized 7,850 contraband cigarette packets of various brands, believed to be from the Philippines, in a raid in Kampung Desa Bajau here, yesterday.
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Over 5,000 tortoises seized
SEPANG: Customs officers seized more than 5,000 baby tortoises after stopping two men at KLIA2.
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Customs seizes 5,255 baby tortoises destined for India
SEPANG: The Customs Department has seized 5,255 baby tortoises from two suspects on transit to India.
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Two detained, nine boxes of alcoholic drinks seized in Port Dickson
PORT DICKSON: Two men have been arrested while nine boxes of alcoholic beverages confiscated during an integrated operation carried out against business premises selling liquor in the area.
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Cops detain two, seize nine boxes of alcoholic drinks in Port Dickson
PORT DICKSON, June 22 ― Two men have been arrested while nine boxes of alcoholic beverages confiscated during an integrated operation carried out against business premises selling liquor in the area...
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Marine police seize contraband cigarettes, fireworks in JB
JOHOR BARU, June 19 — Marine police seized today 1,590 packets of contraband cigarettes and fireworks, valued at more than RM16,800 during a raid at Kampung Melayu Majidee here.
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Four dead, one blind in Johor after drinking cheap liquor tainted with methanol
JOHOR BARU, June 18 — Four men died, while one became blind, after consuming liquor suspected to contain methanol in various locations here today.
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Customs sniffs out millions of contraband cigarettes
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Customs Department seized more than 3.7 million sticks of contraband and clove cigarettes worth nearly RM2.6mil, including tax, in two separate operations.
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Penang Customs bags 3.7 million contraband cigarettes in two operations
BUTTERWORTH: More than 3.7 million sticks of contraband cigarettes were seized in two recent operations by the Customs Department here.
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Customs cripple syndicate smuggling liquors worth RM1.8m
PETALING JAYA: The Royal Malaysian Customs Department have thwarted an attempt to smuggle in 60,000 litres of various brands of liquors worth about RM1.8 million after inspecting two containers at Por...
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RM244,000 worth of contraband liquor seized
ALOR SETAR: Contraband liquor worth more than RM244,000 was seized by the Alor Setar Customs Department at the Kuala Kedah cargo jetty here.
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Customs Dept seizes smuggled liquor worth RM244,000
ALOR SETAR: The Customs Department has seized contraband liquor worth more than RM244,000 at the Kuala Kedah cargo jetty here.
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Cops seized RM7.1mil worth of illicit cigarettes
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 43,500 cartons of illicit cigarettes worth some RM7.1mil were seized following a raid at a warehouse in Shah Alam, says Comm Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani.
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Senior citizen carrying smuggled cigarettes nabbed in Johor
KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 ― A senior citizen believed have been attempting to smuggle cigarettes was arrested by the General Operations Force at the Kong Kong intersection in Pasir Gudang, Johor early ye...
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Port Klang PPM arrest man, seize cigarettes worth RM388,986
KLANG: The Port Klang Marine Police Force (PPM) arrested a man who led them to 2,636 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth RM388,986.33 including tax in raids in Batu Belah and Batu Nilam, here yesterd...
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Marine police seize almost RM400k worth of contraband cigarettes in raids
KLANG (Bernama): The Port Klang marine police force arrested a man who led them to 2,636 cartons of smuggled cigarettes worth RM388,986.33 including tax during raids in Batu Belah and Batu Nilam here Sunday (May 19).
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Esscom foils attempt to smuggle 3,500 cigarette packets into Sabah
TAWAU: The Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) intercepted an attempt to smuggle 3,500 contraband cigarettes packets into Sabah at a beach here Saturday (May 18) night.
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Passenger speed boat used to smuggle ciggies in Labuan
LABUAN: An alleged unpaid-duty cigarettes smuggling operation onboard a passenger speed boat was busted last weekend after marine police found a black plastic bag containing 15 cartons of cigarettes h...
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Johor Customs seizes contraband alcohol, cigarettes and firecrackers worth RM2.142m
JOHOR BARU, May 7 — The state Royal Malaysian Customs Department has foiled attempts to smuggle and confiscated alcoholic drinks, firecrackers and cigarettes of various brands, estimated to be worth...
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Johor Customs seizes RM1.2mil in contraband following three raids
JOHOR BARU: The Customs Department seized more than RM2.1mil worth of smuggled fireworks, cigarettes and liquor in a series of raids in Taman Bukit Indah and Kulai here.
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Melaka cops cripple illicit liquor ring with arrest of seven people
MELAKA: Police arrested seven people, including a woman, for bottling illicit liquor.
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Ciggie-smuggling ops in Johor foiled
KULAI: Police have busted an attempt to smuggle illicit cigarettes and seized 8,430 cartons of contraband cigarettes in a raid here.
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Kudat MMEA team nabs 16 Vietnamese in special operation
KUDAT: A team from the Kudat Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has nabbed 16 Vietnamese fishermen and a boat skipper for allegedly breaking state and federal laws.
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Standalone law needed to regulate all types of cigarette, says academic
PETALING JAYA: The government has been urged to have a standalone law or specific legislation to regulate all kinds of tobacco consumption involving the use of normal cigarette, shisha, e-cigarette, v...
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Semporna Marine Police foil attempt to smuggle cigarettes from Philippines
SEMPORNA: Marine Police (PPM) here thwarted a man’s attempt to smuggle 2,000 packets of cigarettes from the Philippines meant for the local market when they arrested him in the waters off Tongkaloh,...
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Tax exemption on vehicle change of ownership in Langkawi, Labuan - Customs
PUTRAJAYA (March 8): Vehicles registered in the Duty Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi (pictured) and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. ...
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Tax exemption for transfer of ownership for vehicles registered in Langkawi, Labuan
PUTRAJAYA: Vehicles registered in the Duty-Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam (pix).
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Tax exemption on vehicle change of ownership in Langkawi, Labuan — Customs
PUTRAJAYA (March 7): Vehicles registered in the Duty Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam.
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Customs D-G: Tax exemption on vehicle change of ownership in Langkawi, Labuan
PUTRAJAYA, March 7 — Vehicles registered in the Duty Free Islands (DFIs) of Langkawi and Labuan are exempted from tax on change of ownership, said Customs Director-General Datuk Seri T. Subromaniam.
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Cops seize RM1.6 mil worth of fake liquor
KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained nine men and seized 553 boxes of counterfeit liquor, comprising well known brands, said to be worth RM1.6 million including in unpaid taxes.
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Police seize counterfeit liquor worth RM1.6m with unpaid tax
KUALA LUMPUR: Police detained nine men and seized 553 boxes of counterfeit liquor bearing luxury brands with an estimated value of RM1.6 million including unpaid tax.
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Johor marine police bust syndicate using licensed premises to sell illegal liquor
JOHOR BARU, Jan 16 — Contraband syndicates, specialising in liquor, have been found to employ proper licensed premises to mask their illegal activities here, said marine police force commander Senio...
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Retailer jailed for illegal cigs
PETALING JAYA: An Indonesian businessman was jailed eight months for possessing 3,480 sticks of illegal cigarettes – the first offender in the state to be convicted under new amendment to the Customs Act 1967.
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Trader charged with possession, selling of smuggled liquor, cigarettes
TELUK INTAN : A night market trader pleaded not guilty in the magistrate’s court here today to two counts of keeping and selling smuggled liquor and cigarettes.
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Monitoring unit will weed out corrupt Customs officers
KAJANG: Bad apples among Customs officers will be weeded out with the setting up of a new unit, says Datuk Seri Subromaniam Tholasy.
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Customs Dept now has own unit to probe officers suspected of graft
BANGI (Jan 7): The Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has set up a special internal investigative branch to probe officers  suspected to be involved in bribery.
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Police raid illegal gambling machine warehouse
SERDANG: A warehouse here has been hiding illegal gambling machines for the past two months.
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Police seize online gambling simulator machines
KUALA LUMPUR : The police seized 1,127 online gambling simulators, worth RM2.7 million, in a raid at a godown in Seri Kembangan early today.
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Cops seize gambling machines worth RM2.7m in Serdang raid
The police seized 1,127 online gambling simulators, worth RM2.7 million, in a raid at a godown in Seri Kembangan early today.
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Over 1,000 simulator machines worth RM2.7mil seized in police raid
SERDANG: Over 1,000 simulator machines believed to be intended for use in online gambling were seized from a warehouse here in a police raid.
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Customs Department seizes RM3m worth of firecrackers
IPOH, Jan 2 ― The Perak Royal Malaysian Customs Department seized RM3 million worth of firecrackers on December 27 and arrested a 37-year-old man.
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20 tonnes of firecrackers seized from double-storey house
IPOH: The Perak Customs Department has seized 20 tonnes of firecrackers worth RM263,480 at a house in Lahat.
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Sabah marine cops bust illegal cigs smuggling bid, seize items worth RM300,000
KUDAT: An attempt to smuggle in 5,480 illegal packets of cigarettes was quashed by the marine police here in an operation codenamed Op Landai Khas on Friday (Dec 28).
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We are losing billions to illicit trade
WHENEVER there is talk of the country’s “thriving” illicit business, I often hear the comment, “the government could stop it if it wanted to”.
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