In a massive anti-graft exercise, Malaysian authorities today arrested two senior customs officers for alleged money laundering and corruption involving billions of dollars in uncollected taxes. The arrests came after a massive nationwide operation involving several government agencies.
A high-powered task force comprising officers from the Central Reserve Bank – the Bank Negara – the Inland Revenue Board, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and Attorney-General’s Chambers conducted simultaneous raids throughout the country over the last 48 hours.
More than 400 officers were involved in the operation that saw hundreds of documents being seized, according to a statement by MACC today.
The documents belonged to forwarding agents in several ports in Klang, Penang, Kuantan, Johor and Sabah.
During the raids two senior customs officers were also arrested on allegations of money laundering involving billions of dollars.