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2 inspection and quarantine services officers detained over meat cartel scandal

They are suspected of involvement in the smuggling of frozen non-halal raw meat from banned source countries.

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Two officers of the Johor Malaysian Inspection and Quarantine Services Department (Maqis) have been detained over the smuggling of non-halal meat.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) detained them on suspicion of being involved in corruption over the smuggling of frozen non-halal raw meat from banned source countries.

According to sources, the two men, aged 27 and 31, were detained at the Johor MACC office at 11pm last night.

Johor MACC director Azmi Alias, when contacted, confirmed the arrests but declined to comment further as the case is under investigation.

He said the officers were taken to the Johor Bahru Magistrate’s Court this morning for a remand order.

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