Foreigner nabbed over contraband liquor worth RM270,000

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a foreign man on suspicion of smuggling hard drinks worth about RM270,000 here Friday (Feb 3).

Cheras OCPD Asst Comm Zam Halim Jamaluddin said the 47-year-old man was arrested at about 6pm in a raid in Kampung Bohol in Bukit Jalil.

“In the raid, we confiscated 3,694 bottles and 4,920 cans of various brands of alcohol. The seized drinks including (unpaid) tax are worth about RM270,000,” he said in a statement Saturday (Feb 4) night.

Zam Halim said the suspect had been remanded for 12 days until Feb 15 for investigations under Section 135 (1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967 and Section 15 (1)(c) of the Immigration Act 1959/63.

He said anyone with information on criminal activities can contact the Cheras police hotline at 03-9284 5050/5051, KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or the nearest police station. – Bernama