Maritime agency on alert for Raya

MMEA launches new operation to combat maritime crime.

Maritime agency on alert for Raya

PUTRAJAYA:¬†With Hari Raya just 19 days away, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has launched “Ops Tumpas” to curtail piracy, smuggling and illegal entry of immigrants.

Its director-general Datuk Mohd Amdan Kurish said MMEA is embarking on the operation at three hot spots identified as entry points for illegal immigrants.

“Langkawi, Pengerang, Johor and Tawau are the hotspots for smuggling activities,” he told a press conference today after handing over Hari Raya goodies to more than 2,000 maritime officers who will be on duty during the festive season.

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