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ESSCom nabs man, seize contraband fags, alcohol in Sandakan

Last Update: 22/06/2019

SANDAKAN, June 22 (Bernama) -- The Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom) yesterday detained a suspected smuggler and seized undeclared cigarettes and alcohol from his residence.

Its commander Datuk Hazani Ghazali in a statement today said based on a public tip-off, seven ESSCom personnel raided a house in Taman Tinosa here.

The team nabbed the suspect aged 53 and seized 46,040 cartons of cigarette and 486 bottles of alcohol found hidden in a room at the house.

Based on the modus operandi and admission by the suspect, the contraband were believed to have been smuggled in from Indonesia for the east coast market particularly Sandakan, said Hazani.

He said ESSCom also seized a Proton Saga believed to have been used in the smuggling activities.



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