Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department intervenes

Eleven tons of Chinese vegetables seized due to labelling errors

More than eleven tons of imported vegetables were seized by the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas. The vegetables were imported from China and were seized during a routine inspection at the port on Wednesday, said Johor Maqis director Nur Afifah A. Rahman.

She explained: “Investigations showed that there are some labelling errors made on the containers with omitted information on the size and grade of the goods, details which are required under the import declaration documents. All of the imported vegetables worth around RM78,553.”

She added that all the goods have been confiscated for further action and that the case would be investigated under Section 13 of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act for making a misleading declaration to the authorities.

According to¸ the offence carries a fine of not more than RM50,000 or a jail term of up to two years or both.

[ RM1= €0.21 ]

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