TAWAU – The General Operation Force (GOF) seized 23,970 cartons of illicit cigarettes of various brands worth RM3,390,204 in Jalan Sri Aman, Batu 3 here, yesterday.
GOF 14th Battalion commanding officer Supt Mohd Yacob Murad said the seizure was made at 4.30 am during an operation at one industrial premises.
“All the cigarettes, which included MILD brand, Extreme, Apache and Tex with unpaid duties, were found stored in boxes.
“The cigarettes are for local distribution,” he said in a statement today.
He said a 38 year-old man, who is a IMM13 holder, was arrested to facilitate investigation.
Mohd Yacob said, the team also seized a walkie talkie, one unit of OPPO R17 Pro handphone and a Toyota Hiace van.