Budget 2023: Multi-agency task force set up to curb cigarette, alcohol smuggling

Published on 7 Oct 2022 6:25:18 PM

A Multi-Agency Task Force will be set up to curb smuggling activities involving cigarettes and alcohol.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz when tabling the government’s 2023 Supply Bill on Friday (Oct 7) said the task force would go down hard on cigarette and alcohol smuggling activities by enforcing tight control at entry points, including private jetties, and that the transhipment of alcohol products would be handled by specific ports.

Tengku Zafrul also said that among the main focus will be to ensure subsidised petrol and diesel that was initiated to help the people does not fall into the hands of the wrong people, especially non-citizens of the country.

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