KUALA LUMPUR: The authorities are not impressed with a group of owners of luxury sports cars like Ferrari and Lamborghini, found to have evaded Customs duties amounting to RM17m ($5.39m).
A total of 22 such cars, valued at RM25.8m, were confiscated by the Customs Department this month after officers found that the owners had breached Clause 21A of the Customs Duty Order (Exemption) 1988 for not paying the duties.
Under Clause 21A, vehicles bought on the islands of Langkawi or Labuan may not be kept away for more than a month each time, or for more than a total of 90 days a year.
Customs director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad said the cars were taken out of the duty-free islands for more than the allowed period.
Two days later, the same team seized a Ferrari and a Lamborghini from a house in Desa Park City. On Sunday, four cars – two Ferraris, a Bentley and a Porsche – were seized from a trailer at the Tapah R&R.