PGA seizes 352 tonnes of smuggled rice from warehouse in Miri
0 month ago, 07-Nov-2019
Tan (right) showing reporters the seized smuggled rice inside the warehouse.
MIRI: The 12th Battalion of General Operations Force (PGA) seized 352 tonnes of smuggled rice amounting to over RM1.34 million in “Ops Libas” on Nov 6.
Speaking to reporters during a check at the warehouse here today, its commanding officer Supt Tan Hiap Seang said the intelligence unit was gathering information for two weeks before making the move to ambush the warehouse.
“After gathering enough information, the raiding team carried the ambush yesterday at around 2pm. Upon checking, we found 7,057 gunny sacks containing 50kg each in the warehouse worth RM1,340,830,” he said.
The gunny sacks were imprinted with “Bernas Nasional” to avoid from being detected by the authorities.
The raiding team also arrested a 31-year-old man who claimed to be the caretaker of the warehouse.
The suspect has been brought to Miri Central Police station for further investigation.