Delivery Agent in Smuggled Meat Issue Remanded for Five Days in Malaysia

JOHOR BAHRU (Johor), Jan 12 (NNN-Bernama) — A frozen meat delivery agent was remanded for five days from Tuesday by the Magistrate’s Court here on suspicion of being involved in corrupt activities on the issue of smuggling frozen meat.

The remand order was issued by Assistant Registrar Nur Fathiah Mohd Fedzir to allow the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe further into the case under Section 18 of the MACC Act 2009.

The 55-year-old man was detained at the Johor state MACC Office Monday night to assist in the ongoing investigation.

    Monday, Johor state MACC Director Azmi Alias when contacted, confirmed the arrest but declined to comment further as the case was still under investigation.

On Jan 4, four individuals including two directors of frozen meat import companies, were also remanded for their alleged involvement in the case.

Three days later, two officers from the state’s Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS) believed to be involved in the scandal were also detained.

On Dec 2, Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (MAQIS) unearthed the cartel’s activities which brought in meat without a halal certificate, before placing fake halal logos on the meat, for sale in the local market.