Malaysia’s Border Security Agency has foiled a plot by a man who attempted to smuggle through 14kg of Agarwood into the country today. The seize is valued at RM100,000.
The State commander Abdul Latif Abdul Rahman said the man aged 49 and his Vietnamese girlfriend, aged 22, were travelling back from Thailand when they were stopped by border officials at a checkpoint at around 3.15pm.
Abdul Latif said upon inspection, his men found the precious and endangered wood in the man’s Kia Sorento sport utility vehicle.
“We believe the high value wood is meant for fragrance production and we have handed over the case to the Forestry Department for further action,” he said.