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Smuggling and tax evasion exceed 5 billion! Involving more than 10 freight forwarding companies...

Samira Samira 2024-06-19 09:51:30

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The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is conducting a massive investigation into undeclared container imports, targeting all states with container ports.


MACC chief commissioner Tan Sri Azan Baki said often the goods were declared as other low-tax items, resulting in a loss of government revenue.


According to Malaysian media reports, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission recently teamed up with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and the Inland Revenue Board to launch a special operation to detect the largest smuggling operation in the past years at Port Klang, involving tax evasion of up to 3.5 billion ringgit (approximately 5.38 billion ringgit). billion)! More than 10 freight forwarding companies were involved, and many people were arrested.


This tax evasion case involving the import of containers was nicknamed the "flying container" case.


In the latest operation, a total of 19 lorries suspected of transporting uninspected tax evasion goods out of the country were detained by law enforcement teams around Selangor. It is said that this isSelangor’s biggest container fraud case.


According to sources, preliminary investigations show that the smuggling group owns more than 10 freight companies and smuggles imported goods by submitting false tax returns. The mastermind of the criminal group is a Singaporean and its main office is located overseas and has been operating for more than 10 years.


The investigation found that the group handled approximately 3,000 containers per month. If the minimum tax per container is RM7,000, the loss over the past 10 years is estimated to be as high as RM3.5 billion.


During the operation, the authorities discovered that the declared containers containing wheelchairs and toilets covered taxable items including LED lights, solar lights, and canned pork, and these goods also required approval from the Energy Commission and the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Service (MAQIS). Import licenses from multiple agencies.


Sources said: "To evade taxes, the group usedCustoms Form No. 9(for partial shipments), false declarations were made by declaring non-taxable items such as wheelchairs and medical supplies. "


This practice occurs in many parts of Malaysia, with Malaysian authorities warning all states, including Sabah, that the Anti-Corruption Commission will get there one day. Cooperation with customs and other agencies aims to combat revenue losses caused by corruption and abuse of power.


It is believed that these "flying containers" (kontena terbang) will only enter the public concession warehouse (GBA) in North Port Klang, staying for only 10 to 15 minutes, mainly to avoid the sight of the authorities, without going through the customs inspection process, and then Departing port continues distribution throughout the country.


The spokesman said: "After more than three months of investigation, it was discovered that the smuggling group's criminal methods involvedUse multiple forwarding companies registered in individual names, and these people are not aware of the import and export transactions. "


"This is intended to mislead the authorities and allow members of the smuggling syndicate to evade any action against them by claiming they have no connection with the companies," the source said.


Earlier, Deputy Chairman (Operations) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Datuk Seri Ahmad Kusairy confirmed that the Anti-Corruption Commission had arrested seven people in this case, three of whom were officials from the Royal Malaysian Customs Department. Others arrested include the managing director and three employees of a company. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has also obtained detention orders for all seven arrested persons.


Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Tan Sri Azam Baki confirmed the special operation in an interview and said that a thorough investigation will be carried out in accordance with various laws, including the "Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009" and the "Anti-Money Laundering Act 1965" Acts under the Customs Act and the Inland Revenue Board Act.


“We have identified all parties involved, including key ringleaders, company owners, freight forwarders and customs officials who are believed to be abroad, and will arrest them soon.


MACC will also seek assistance from foreign agencies to obtain information about the mastermind’s accounts so that appropriate action can be taken. "


He also welcomed the cooperation of the Director General of Customs and hoped that heads of departments would take such measures to curb corruption and leaks in their respective agencies.


This special operation is also the second operation jointly carried out by the above three major law enforcement agencies this year.. Previously, Ops Samba successfully arrested several customs officials involved in facilitating smuggling syndicates at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, causing losses of up to RM2 billion in the past three years.