8,000 packets of cigarettes seized, man held
The Marine Police here detained a man and seized 8,000 packets of contraband cigarettes worth RM25,000 in two separate operations here last Friday. District Marine Police Commanding Officer ASP Rusdin Banin said in the first operation at Kampung Bangkaruan, Silam, the Marine Police recovered 3, 100 packets of cigarettes in a bush behind a house. He said in a follow-up operation at Kampung Sabah Baru, they found 5,500 packets of cigarettes in a house. “We also arrested a man who is in his 30s during the second operation for his alleged involvement in smuggling activities,” said Rusdin yesterday. He added the suspect had been further remanded in custody to assist investigations under the Customs Act.