8 Luxury Vehicles Including Lamborghini Used To Smuggle Alcohol and Tobacco in Malaysia

laborghini used to smuggle
lamborghini used to smuggle
You know what they say, better to hide in plain sight

We know what you’re thinking, “Lamborghini used to smuggle alcohol or tobacco? Where would you even fit the goods? There’s barely enough room in there for the driver!”

According to the MalayMail, The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has seized eight luxury cars with an estimated value of RM6 million as part of an ongoing investigation into a smuggling syndicate.

The cars, among them two Lamborghinis, were confiscated from businessmen and intermediaries suspected of passing bribes to high-ranking enforcement officers.

The other cars included a Volvo, two Toyotas, a Mercedes, and a Lexus.

So, if you’ve ever looked at your neighbours car and wondered how they afford such a luxury while staying just next to you, maybe there’s something more going on beneath the surface.

“The vehicles were seized from several individuals who own companies alongside intermediaries who helped pay bribes to officers in an enforcement agency,” the source for the daily said.

“Apart from that the syndicate is also suspected of money laundering by laundering their cash using accounts of “syarikat hantu” (a colloquial term for shell companies), money changer, and licenced credit companies.”

The agency’s AML director Datuk Mohamad Zamri Zainul Abidin confirmed the matter.

The suspects were believed to have been paying bribes of up to RM8 million to enforcement officers to help them smuggle tobacco, alcohol and cigarettes.

“We estimate the smuggling by the syndicate caused the government tax revenue of up to RM400 million,” the source said.

No comments yet! You be the first to comment.

Your email address will not be published.