Lorries and smuggled goods worth RM162,480 seized in Serikin

Posted on 20 Jan 2021
Source of News: The Borneo Post

Source: The Borneo Post, Sarawak

A soldier checks the lorry’s content.

KUCHING: Two lorries and smuggled goods worth RM162,480 were seized at an operation in Serikin about 500 metres from the Malaysia-Indonesia border on Monday. According to a spokesman of First Infantry Division in a statement yesterday, the team stopped two lorries heading to the border and when the drivers were interrogated they said they were on their way to the border to send goods

“Found inside the first lorry were Peach bum (four boxes worth RM10,680), bamboo shoots (10 boxes worth RM890), Sichuan vegetables (20 boxes worth RM2,000), rock salt (50 cartons worth RM7,000), seedles crystal dates (500 boxes worth RM22,500), red bean curd (50 boxes worth RM2,400), and Chai Tan vegetable (30 boxes worth RM4,950). The second lorry was transporting Milo (250 boxes worth RM25,000), eggs (300 crates worth RM2,100), detergent (100 boxes worth RM5,160), and other goods (100 sacks worth RM15,000).

The spokesman also said they detained two men on a motorcycle during a roadblock around 11.20pm of the same day (Monday).

“When questioned, they said they were going to Indonesia to send money to their families who were warded at Bengkayang Hospital (in Indonesia). We believe the two suspects are from the same group as the lorry drivers,” he said.

The drivers, lorries and goods were later handed over to Bau District police headquarters for their action.

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