Wednesday, August 10, 2011
PORT KLANG: Twenty-five stolen Honda City cars worth RM2 million bound for Cyprus have been recovered by the Customs and police at Haifa Port, Israel.
Selangor Customs director Datuk Azis Yacub said a ship, which ferried the cars in five containers with the goods declared as furniture, left the country on June 25.
He said the Customs and a shipping company tracked down the ship carrying the car containers following a police raid at a warehouse which stored 98 stolen cars in Kampung Black Water, Jalan Klang-Banting near here on June 30.
Customs and police officers showing some of the cars that were seized.
The Customs arrested a 35-year-old suspect in connection with the case.
Asked why none of the containers were scanned before they left the port here, Azis said scanning was done at random and depending on information received.
He said between 4,500 and 5,000 containers laden with goods for export passed through the Customs daily and about 10,000 containers with goods declared as furniture set for export monthly.
South Klang district police chief ACP Mohamad Md Yusuf said all of the cars were reported missing in June, 20 of the them in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur (three), Negeri Sembilan and Melaka (one each).
He said with the seizure, Selangor police had solved 123 cases of stolen cars.