MAQIS SEIZES KING CRABS FROM SOUTH KOREA AT KLIA

SAMANTHA TAN CHIEW TIENG

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 22 (Bernama) --  The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) seized king crabs from South Korea at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) yesterday for being brought in without an import permit and health certificate.

 Selangor and Negeri Sembilan Maqis director  Dr Tarmisal Alimin said the crabs weighing 40-kilogramme and worth RM8,300 was found in two ice boxes when a South Korean woman was checked at the airport arrival hall at about 11.45 pm.

Importing such produce like king crabs without a valid import permit from Maqis is an offence under Section 11 (1) of the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Act 2011 (Act 728), he said.

“The king crabs are believed to have been brought in for personal use and it was found they had no valid documents such as import permit and health certificate from the country of origin as well,” he said in a statement today.

-- BERNAMA