Singaporean housewife detained over smuggling of used luxury cars in Johor

The Johor Customs Department has detained a Singaporean housewife for allegedly smuggling used luxury cars (Jan 20).

According to State Customs director, Datuk Ramil Johari, the woman, who is in her 20's was arrested at her house in Taman Laguna, Johor, Malaysia.

The Star reported that three luxury cars, which were parked inside the compound of the woman's house, were seized by enforcement officers.

"We have been monitoring the case for quite sometime and believed that the suspect is one of the masterminds of the syndicate selling used luxury cars from Singapore," said Ramli.

23 more Singapore-registered vehicles were also found after the suspect had disclosed that they were parked in the housing estate.

He added that the permits of the Singapore-registered cars were expired and should be sent as scraps.

The seized cars had an estimated worth of $980,000, including the duties fee.