Wholesalers found to be smuggling controlled items into Thailand

PASIR MAS, 11 June 2017: 

The Kelantan branch of the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) suspended the licences of 20 wholesalers operating along the Malaysia-Thailand border in the state, after they were found to be smuggling controlled items into the neighbouring country.

Director Datuk Ab Ghani Harun said the 20 wholesalers – who had business operations in Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Tanah Merah and Jeli – had their licences suspended from January to May this year.

“Most of the wholesalers were found smuggling cooking oil and other controlled and subsidised items into the neighbouring country because they wanted reap more profits.”

Speaking at KPDNKK Kelantan launching the sale of cooking oil direct from the Phase II factory to the public at Tendong here yesterday, he said: “This direct sale to the public is an innovative way to curb smuggling of controlled items into neighbouring countries.”

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