PENGERANG: Several ferry passengers from Singapore and Indonesia were given warnings for bringing in boxes of mandarin oranges and fresh flowers into the country without permit.
Johor Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) director Edie Putra Md Yusof said bouquets of flowers and about 15kg of mandarin oranges were found during random inspections at the Tanjung Pengelih Ferry Terminal on Thursday (Feb 2).
"Some of the items were stashed in the passengers' luggages and were confiscated as they did not have the proper Maqis permits and phyto-sanitary certificates to bring in the produce.
"The passengers were then let off with a warning," he said in a statement.
He added that it was an offence under Section 11(1) of the Maqis Act 2011 (Act 728), which provided imprisonment of up to six years or a fine not exceeding RM100,000 or both, upon conviction, to bring in agricultural products without the necessary permits.2023-02-02T06:15:48Z dg43tfdfdgfd