Police seize contraband cigarettes worth RM16.3 mil

The cigarettes were meant for distribution around Klang, Selangor. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Four Malaysians and two Bangladeshis were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a syndicate distributing contraband cigarettes worth RM16.3 million around Klang.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order director Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the men, aged between 26 and 53, were found with 97,650 cartons of cigarettes of various brands during Op Asap.

He said the operation was carried out following a tip-off.

Police also seized three cars, four lorries, a van and three containers, he said in a statement.