Malaysia’s Royal Customs Department seized 6.51 million smuggled cigarettes worth RM500,000 in the largest bust of the year.
According to a report from KOSMOONLINE in Malaysia, the Royal Malaysian Customs Department in the state of Negeri Sembilan has intercepted 6.51 million smuggled cigarette sticks in an attempt to evade taxes.
Director of the Royal Customs Department in Negeri Sembilan State, Mohammad Hafiz Ishak, stated that this seizure is the largest by the Malaysian Royal Customs Department this year, involving cigarettes worth over 500,000 ringgit (approximately 760,000 yuan or 5.2 million ringgit in evaded taxes).
Mohammad Hafiz Ishak provided details regarding the recent apprehension of two trucks, with customs officers from the Royal Customs Department discovering a total of 298 boxes containing 14,900 cartons of cigarettes in the first truck, all affixed with counterfeit tax labels.
In the second truck, they found 353 boxes filled with 17,650 cartons of cigarettes, none of which had any tax labels attached. All these cigarettes are suspected to be in violation of import prohibition regulations.