LABUAN: Marine police foiled a smuggling attempt when they arrested a skipper and seized alcoholic drinks from a speedboat in the Labuan waters off Pulau Papan yesterday.
Labuan marine police commanding officer ASP Mohamad Ismail said a police patrol which was conducting Op Benteng intercepted the speedboat at about 4 pm.
The contraband alcoholic drinks worth about RM8,850 were hidden underneath Pos Laju parcels, he told Bernama when contacted today.
The alcoholic drinks and boat were confiscated, all worth RM74,850, he said.
The speedboat was heading towards the Menumbok subdistrict on the mainland when it was intercepted.
He said the skipper in his 30s has been detained for further investigation.