KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested a former state director of the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and two company directors on Saturday, allegedly for corruption linked to smuggling.
MACC officers also seized a substantial sum of cash from the suspects during the arrest.
MACC chief commissioner Latheefa Koya (pix) said the ex-customs department director was held at the Kelantan MACC headquarters; the other two suspects were arrested at a hotel in Genting Highlands.
Latheefa said the commission has frozen the bank accounts of the suspects and several other individuals related to the case, along with their assets - 20 individuals and four entities.
“The suspects are in our custody under a five-day remand order issued by the Kota Baru magistrate’s court,” she added, but did not elaborate on the details of the smuggling activities the suspects were involved in.
The MACC recently announced that it will come down hard on corruption involving smuggling, illegal logging and mining.