MACC nabs 3 more enforcement officers over meat cartel scandal

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JOHOR BAHRU: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested three more Malaysian Quarantine Inspection Services (Maqis) enforcement officers in Johor over the meat cartel scandal.

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According to an MACC source, the trio, aged 40 to 55, are suspected of accepting bribes for the import of meat not authorised by the Veterinary Services Department.

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The suspects were brought to the Johor Bahru magistrates’ court this morning, where they were remanded for five days.

Johor MACC director Azmi Alias confirmed the arrests but declined to comment further.

The arrests follow those of two Johor Maqis officers on Jan 7, who were also suspected of accepting bribes for smuggling in frozen meat from banned source countries.- FMT

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