During a raid on a Johor Baru liquor factory, police seized more than RM500,000 in fake liquor

JOHOR BARU: The Marine Police Region II seized 383 fake liquor boxes after a raid on a factory at Taman Tan Sri Yaakob, near Skudai.

Comm M.Kumar, the chief of police in Johor, said that a team from the marine police, based upon public information and a surveillance lasting a week, launched the raid on Tuesday, June 4, at 4.45pm.

The factory is suspected of processing and storing counterfeit liquor. “During the raid, 33-year old male foreigner was arrested,” he stated in a Wednesday (5 June) statement.

Comm Kumar said that the suspect had been detained when it was discovered that he did not have any identification documents.

He stated that the checks in the factory revealed 383 boxes of alcohol, two electrical water pump with hoses. A barrel of colouring fluid, five rolls customs and brand duty-paid stickers. Two plastic barrels of alcohol, a container of bottle caps, and a cell phone.

He said that the total value of the seized goods was more than RM547,000, and added that the police remained committed to enforcing illegal activities.

Comm Kumar urged citizens to continue to provide information about criminal activity to preserve national security and public safety.

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