Police nab man with over RM146k worth of contraband cigarettes

BATU PAHAT: Police arrested a 26-year-old man with RM146,820 worth of contraband cigarettes stuffed into his car.

The man was found driving along Jalan Senggarang here with 695 cartons of the illicit goods of various brands around 11am on Thursday (Oct 22), said General Operations Force (GOF) Fifth Battalion commanding officer Supt Dimin Awang.

“The back seat and boot of his car were filled with boxes of the contraband cigarettes.

“According to the suspect, the goods were meant for distribution in the Batu Pahat area, ” he said.

He added that the suspect was brought to the Batu Pahat police station for investigation under Section 135 (1) of the Customs Act 1967.

Supt Dimin also urged the public to aid police by channelling information regarding such illegal activities via the Johor police hotline at 07-2212 999 or by heading to the nearest police station.