Police roadblock yields RM114,000 worth of illicit cigarettes

BATU PAHAT: Police believe they have dealt a blow to a tobacco smuggling syndicate following the arrest of a 28-year-old man and seizure of RM114,000 worth of illicit cigarettes early today. District police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Wahib Musa said a team of police personnel, manning a roadblock under 'Op Bersepadu' at Jalan Kluang, found the stash of contraband cigarettes while inspecting a Naza Ria multi-purpose vehicle at 1.45am. He said the team found a total of 30 gunny sacks containing 22,800 packets of cigarettes worth RM114,000.