Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department

Maqis seizes 28 tons of red onions at Tanjung Pelepas

The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department has seized over 28 tons of red onions - worth RM250,000 - at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas. According to Johor Maqis director Hizzuan Hashim, the onions were imported from Thailand. They were seized during a routine inspection at the port on Tuesday April 13.

Hizzuan added that the 28.35 tons of onions are worth around RM251,194 (€50,240). All the goods have been confiscated for further action and the case will be investigated under Section 13 of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act for making a misleading declaration to the authorities. The offence carries a fine of not more than RM50,000, a jail term of up to two years or both upon sentencing.

Source: thestar.com.my


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