BUKIT KAYU HITAM – The Anti-Smuggling Unit (UPP) confiscated various brands of liquor valued at RM9,120 with tax amounting to RM17,806 which were smuggled into the country during a raid at Ladang Rakyat here, early this morning.
Kedah UPP commander, Abd Latif Abdul Rahman said his men also detained a local man in his 40’s who was paid to bring in the smuggled liquor from the duty-free zone.
He said that during the raid at about 6.45am, the suspect was driving a Mitsubishi Pajero with 150 boxes containing 3,600 cans of hard drinks of various brands through a lane behind the border fence between the Black Forest duty-free area and Ladang Rakyat.
He said four of his men who were maintaining surveillance had to pursue the suspect for 500 metres when he realised the presence of the enforcement personnel. – BERNAMA