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Report customs duty evasion and get 10% reward, says deputy finance minister

The goods include cigarettes, liquor and vehicles with the identity of the informant to be kept confidential.

Bernama
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Deputy Finance Minister I Ahmad Maslan. Photo: Bernama
Deputy Finance Minister I Ahmad Maslan. Photo: Bernama

The customs department is offering a reward of 10% of the value of the seizure to any individual who provides accurate information on the evasion of customs duties and taxes, we well as the perpetrators.

Deputy Finance Minister I Ahmad Maslan said the goods include cigarettes, liquor and vehicles while the identity of the informant would be kept confidential.

"If the value of the seizure is worth RM1 million, then 10% of that, which is RM100,000, will be given to the informant. There is indeed a provision for informants that we will evaluate according to category.

"We hope that more people will contact the department if they see something suspicious. We consider these informants as Category A, which means that when customs arrives at the place, they can immediately arrest the perpetrators and seize the goods. This also includes cases involving drugs," he said in Port Dickson yesterday. 

He said that information was needed to eradicate activities that would harm the people and the country, and that the rewards had been given out by the department for a long time but had not been announced.

"There is still a lot of this evil work being done out there, therefore I call on everyone to come forward and pass on the information by contacting the customs department in their respective areas... however, don't give false information," he said.

He said the duty and role of the customs department is not only to collect taxes or revenue for the country but also to maintain national order.