PUTRAJAYA: Sacking is likely on the cards should the six Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Customs Department officers said to be involved with underworld activities, are found guilty.
Customs director-general Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said the department would not condone any form of abuse of power or corruption in its midst.
“The department has already started its internal investigations on the six officers.
“If these officers are found to be guilty, stern action will be taken, including termination,” he said.
The six officers have been arrested over the past two days for their alleged involvement in aiding Gang 360 Devan, a notorious secret society, with smuggling drugs into the country.
It was reported that the officers, based at the KLIA, were arrested under the Security Offences Act (Special Measures) (Sosma) 2012 for ‘allowing’ various types of drugs and other raw substances to be processed as drugs, to enter the country at least over the past one year.
Subromaniam said the department will extend its full cooperation to the police in their investigation.
“We will leave to the police to carry out its investigations, and at the same time we (the department) would investigate the case internally,” he added.
“I don’t want to speculate on the matter yet. We will wait for the police to complete their probe.
“However I would like to affirm that the department will not compromise on any corruption and abuse of power among its officers in the department,” he added.