Corrupt customs officials rumbled at Port Klang Free Zone

Kuala Lumpur: A giant corruption scandal involving some 24 people including 12 civil servants at Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) has been rumbled. The syndicate has cost the government up to RM4bn in lost revenue, local media reported.

"RM1.67 billion worth of cigarettes and alcohol were brought into the country under their watch since 2011… but from that amount, only a total value of RM420 million was declared,'' said Datuk Seri Mohd Shukri Abdull, deputy chief commissioner (Operations) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

"Investigations had shown that the goods were brought in from Scotland, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, China, India and Cambodia."

The commission is looking at making more arrests soon.  [05/09/14]

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