Six Customs officers nabbed in drug smuggling probe

 |Aug 2, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Customs Department officers have been arrested over the past two days for alleged involvement in helping a secret society smuggle drugs into the country.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh, when contacted, confirmed the arrests.

“Yes, we have arrested them and will conduct further investigations,” he said.

The officers, who were based at the KL International Airport, were alleged to have received money from the society for “allowing” various types of drugs and raw substances to be processed into drugs to enter the country over the past year.

It is learnt that investigations will be carried out under the Security Offences Act (Special Measures) (Sosma) 2012.

Meanwhile, Customs director-general Datuk Seri T Subromaniam said the department would not compromise with its personnel who abused their powers. – Bernama

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