The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) has seized about 27.9 tons of carrots worth RM75,800 (€15.600) at the Tanjung Pelepas Port. Johor Maqis director Hizzuan Hashim said the carrots were imported from China and were seized during a routine inspection on Monday April 26.
"The information stated on the label was different from that declared on the import certificate, prompting confiscation. The carrots were stored inside a container and weighed around 27,900kg," he said in a statement. He added that submitting a permit that is false, inaccurate or confusing was an offence under Section 13 of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act.
Offenders can be fined a maximum of RM50,000, or imprisonment of up to two years, or both upon conviction, or fined RM75,000, or imprisonment of up to five years for repeated offences.