Malaysia: Johor MACC nabs quarantine and inspection duo over ‘meat cartel’ scandal

Two officers from the Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) have been arrested by state graft busters today in connection with the so-called “meat cartel” scandal.

The suspects, aged 27 and 31, were detained to assist in investigations at the Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here at 11 pm last night.

In a statement, the Johor MACC said the two suspects were arrested on suspicion of being involved in corrupt activities related to the issue of smuggling of frozen raw materials from a prohibited country.

Johor MACC director Datuk Azmi Alias confirmed the arrests but declined to comment further as the case is currently under investigation.

“Both suspects will be brought to the Johor Baru Magistrate’s Court this morning for a remand application,” he said.

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