Army Surveillance Team Stops Lorry Smuggling Food Across Sarawak Border

SERIKIN, Sarawak: The surveillance patrol team of the 13th Battalion Royal Malay Regiment (RMR) Monday night detained a lorry and seized food items worth about RM120,000, believed to be smuggled out to Kalimantan, Indonesia.

A spokesman for the Malaysian First Infantry Division headquarters said the lorry was stopped on its way to the Sarawak/Kalbar border through an oil palm plantation, near Serikin Operations Planning Committee Camp (JPG Serikin).

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He said the surveillance team of three led by Capt Mohammed Aizuddin Che Hassan was conducting patrols in the area when at 7.15pm they spotted a lorry passing through the area in a suspicious manner and flagged it down.

“On inspection, the lorry was found to be loaded with 300 boxes of sausages, 30 boxes of chicken wings and 100 boxes of bishop’s nose believed destined for Indonesia and the lorry driver failed to show any documents to export the items he was carrying,” he said.

The spokesman said the RMR team then led the driver and lorry with the goods to the Bau district police headquarters to hand over the case to the police.

The items seized would be handed over to the Customs Department in Kuching for further action, he added.