Perak Authorities Seize Luxury Cars with Unpaid Duties of RM10.4 Million

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Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1710386946933 PistonThe Perak customs department recently disclosed the seizure of 28 luxury vehicles, valued at RM10.4 million, within the initial two months of this year. State director Abdul Ghafar Mohamad revealed that enforcement operations were conducted at 12 locations spanning Perak and Selangor, resulting in the confiscation of high-end vehicles including Porsche, Lamborghini, and Mercedes-Benz models.

Furthermore, Ghafar informed, "Perak customs apprehended 11 individuals aged between 40 to 50, suspected to be owners of the vehicles and companies involved, to facilitate further investigation." Offenses encompassed violations of duty and tax exemption regulations, storing luxury vehicles in unauthorized areas, and retaining vehicle registrations in the peninsula for over 90 days following registration in Langkawi.

In terms of ongoing investigation, Ghafar indicated that the department was assessing the existence of import permits held by the implicated parties. He underscored the gravity of smuggling, emphasizing its detrimental impact on national revenue, security, and the welfare of citizens.

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