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Two Held In Ivory Smuggling Case

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BEIJING – Two suspects have been caught in South China trying to smuggle 740 ivory products weighing nearly 29kg, according to customs officials. The ivory products were found hidden in express delivery packages that were sent from Dongxing in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region to Dongguan, Guangdong province, sources with Guangzhou Huangpu Customs said on…

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24 Hours Operation 1CQS Can Contain Smuggling

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Immigration, Customs, Quarantine and Security Complex (ICQS), in Bukit Kayu Hitam, which is expected to operate 24 hours next year, from 12 hours currently, will help to curb smuggling activities in the country. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said smuggling was a problem to the Malaysian Border Security Agency…

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Wireman Gets 30 Months Jail For Migrant Smuggling

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ALOR SETAR –  A wireman was sentenced to 30 months  jail by the High Court here today for smuggling two Myanmar migrants into the country in December last year. Judge  Datuk Hashim Hamzah handed down the sentence on Rohaizam Ramli, 27, who pleaded guilty to the charge. Rohaizam was charged with smuggling  a Myanmar man, Min Nyut, 33, and a…

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Thai Customs Foil Wildlife Smuggling Attempt By Malaysian

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SONGKLA – Thai Customs detained a Malaysian man after they seized various wild animals including two 60-day-old Orang Utan at the Padang Besar Immigration checkpoint today. Its Padang Besar acting chief, Athit Wisutisamajan said all the seized animals – including 39 Hamilton tortoises, Indian Star tortoises and six raccoons – worth THB1 million (about RM125,000)…

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Need For Special Import-Export Warehouse To Curb Smuggling

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WANG KELIAN – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim has suggested the building of a special import-expprt warehouse at the Malaysia-Thailand border to curb smuggling. He said this irresponsible activity (smuggling) was the main threat to the economy and the source of other problems in the country, hence a more practical…

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Smugglers Prefer Dropouts

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PADANG BESAR: School dropouts are the employees of choice for the syndicates that smuggle migrants into the country, according to sources. They would be used to transport the migrants to their destinations via jungle treks, across borders and through towns. The money is good – RM350 to RM500 per trip – especially for such people…

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Marine Police Smoke Out Cigarette Smuggling Attempt

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JOHOR BAHRU – The marine police smoked out an attempt to smuggle a consignment of contraband cigarettes after intercepting a high speed boat near Batu Pahat, about 118km from here early today. The seized cigarattes were worth about RM228,094, including unpaid taxes. Region Two Marine Police Force (PPM) commander ACP Paul Khiu Khon Chiang said…

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