Malaysian authorities seize smuggled beef from India

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The Malaysian Quarantine and Inspection Services Department (Maqis) seized over 2500 boxes of frozen buffalo meat from India recently. State Maqis Director Muhammad Ikram Talib said an enforcement team confiscated a container of frozen buffalo meat, including parts like hock tendon, tail, heart, and heart, worth USD 59,000 at the North Butterworth Container Terminal. Industry sources told Asian Agribiz that there is currently some shortage of beef in the market due to supply disruptions and high prices. After the government scrapped requiring approved permits for imports, new players are seeking to import buffalo meat.

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