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Great start to foiling smuggling in Perlis

— Seizures from smuggling cases in Perlis increased sharply in the first three weeks of January compared to the same period last year, said state police chief Datuk Surina Saad.

She said even though the number of criminal cases decreased by six per cent, the seizure value reached RM3 million compared to about RM1.5 million in the first three months last year.

“Police seized various smuggled items including an attempt to smuggle ketum leaves to a neighbouring country,” she told reporters after inspecting roadblocks on the first day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation across the state beginning today.

Surina said the seizures involved confiscations carried out by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM), Malaysian Border Security Agency (AKSEM) and state Customs Department

She also hoped smuggling and other criminal cases will reduce during the MCO.

Commenting on the roadblocks mounted in the state, Surina said 20 vehicles were told to turn back after failing to give valid reasons to the police at four locations in Tambun Tulang, Padang Besar, Kaki Bukit and Beseri.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

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