Customs Department director-general Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy at the opening of Customs GST office in Kota Tinggi. Bernama Photo

KOTA TINGGI: The Customs Department has promised an internal investigation into the alleged involvement of its personnel with criminal and drug smuggling activities at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Its director-general Datuk Subromaniam Tholasy said this when asked to comment about the arrest of six Customs officers based at KLIA for alleged involvement with drug smuggling activities.

The six, in their 30s and 50s, were detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma).

They were believed to be in cahoots with the "360 Devan Gang" which was known for drug trafficking activities, according to a news report.

Subromaniam said no decision has been made on the fate of the six officers and the department was still awaiting further information from the police.

"I have yet to receive the arrest report from police therefore I can't make any decision on the six officers under investigation," he said.

For the moment, he said the six officers have been relieved of their duties pending the police probe.

"I was informed they have been released on police bail and still off duty. An internal investigation will be carried out once I have received and go through the police information on the matter." he said.

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