KUALA LUMPUR – Two officers from the Malaysian Quarantine And Inspection Services (MAQIS) in Johor who are under investigation over the meat cartel issue have been remanded for five days beginning today.
The arrest on the two suspects aged 27 and 31 was made by the Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after the duo gave their statements on the smuggling of frozen meat from forbidden countries.
The Johor MACC Director, Datuk Azmi Alias verified the arrest when contacted. However, he refused to elaborate further on the arrest as the case is still under investigation.
The duo were brought to the Johor Bahru Magistrate Court at around 10.00 am for remand order.
Deputy Registrar, Nurul Izzaty Muhammad Zahari allowed the two suspects to be remanded for five days beginning today until 11 January to assist the MACC in the investigation under Section 17(b) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009. –MalaysiaGazette