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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Customs Dept confident of surpassing collection target of RM30 billion this year

LANGKAWI, Dec 19 (Bernama) -- The Customs Department is confident of exceeding its collection target of RM30 billion from duties this year, said its director-general Datuk Seri Mohamed Khalid Yusuf.
Mohamed Khalid said until now, the department had recorded its biggest revenue success this year, with total collections at more than RM29 billion.
He said the department also seized an assortment of drugs worth RM166.6 million this year, a four-fold increase compared to the last year's RM44.4 milion.
"This is a meaningful achievement for the department with settled 83 drug smuglling cases including 34 at the KLIA (KL International Airport)," he told reporters after chairing the 67th annual meeting of state Customs directors here, today.
Mohamad Khalid said the department also seized contraband cigarettes and liquor worth RM483.9 million so far this year (last year RM507.6 milion).
He added that this year's success had been the result of good teamworks at all levels of the department.

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Kudos to Custom Department..  

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