Customs seizes luxurious automobiles and massive bikes with out docs


KLANG: The Customs Division has seized 41 luxurious autos and 9 high-powered bikes value over RM11mil.

They had been introduced into the nation with out legitimate import paperwork.

“Among the many autos seized had been a Ford GT40, a traditional Ford Mustang, a Mazda RX7, a Volkswagen Kombi, a Mini Cooper Clubman, a Toyota Harrier and a Toyota Vellfire,” mentioned Customs Division central zone assistant director-general Mohammad Sabri Saad.

He mentioned the high-powered bikes included a Harley Davidson, Honda CB1100 and KTM Journey 1290.

Chatting with reporters at Wisma Kastam in Pulau Indah yesterday, Mohammad Sabri mentioned the autos had been seized following a particular operation named Ops Bearing, which began on Aug 15 to detect autos introduced into the nation with out legitimate paperwork.

The autos had been introduced in from international locations reminiscent of Japan, the US and the UK, he added.

“Based mostly on our investigations, a few of these autos had been introduced in by college students.

“They may not have been conscious that they wanted to have an accepted allow earlier than bringing the car in,” he mentioned, including that ignorance of the legislation was no excuse, nevertheless.

He mentioned the autos seized had been value at the least RM4.24mil with RM7.12mil in unpaid duties.

Investigations have begun underneath Part 135 of the Customs Act for trying to import prohibited gadgets.

In an unrelated case, a 24-year-old Myanmar man has been detained in reference to a automobile theft in Pandan Perdana and is suspected to be behind a number of different such instances in Ampang.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Farouk Eshak mentioned a person had lodged a report about his stolen Proton Iswara at about 9am on Sunday.

“An investigation led police to a parking zone at Taman Seri Taming in Kajang, the place we detained the suspect at about 1am on Monday.

“We additionally recovered the stolen car,” he mentioned.

The suspect has a file of 4 earlier offences and in addition examined optimistic for methamphetamine, ACP Mohamad Farouk added.

“We consider the suspect was concerned in a number of different automobile thefts in Ampang.”

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