Malaysia struggles with poultry smuggling
Malaysia is increasing alertness over poultry
smuggling amid fears that frozen chicken meat is being illegally shipped from
countries hit by bird flu.
Twenty-eight tonnes of frozen chicken meat worth $29,500 that was seized
from a truck entering the country from Singapore has been destroyed by custom
It is suspected that several international syndicates may be involved in
poultry smuggling, gaining huge profits, because poultry from neighbouring
countries, particularly China, is substantially cheaper than Malaysian
It is believed that the smuggled meat, which is repacked in Singapore,
enters Malaysia and is sold to food processing companies and restaurants.
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