Bauxite mining: MACC raids seven locations in Kuantan

sprm-bauksit1PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided seven locations following investigations into illegal bauxite mining in Kuantan, Pahang.

It is learnt that the locations raided included the Kuantan port office, the customs office, the homes of suspects and several companies believed to be linked to the illegal mining activities.

The crackdown was launched following the detention of 10 people yesterday, including a customs officer who holds the title of assistant director.

According to a source, various documents including bank statements, documents related to the customs department, export transaction documents and a laptop were seized during the raid to facilitate the probe.

To date, a total of 18 suspects have come forward to give statements to the MACC to help with the probe, including lorry drivers who transported the illegal bauxite, managers, company supervisors and clerks.

When contacted, MACC intelligence division director Ahmad Khusairi Yahya confirmed the raid, saying follow-up action would be taken accordingly.