Customs Dept tests new container e-seal to combat smuggling

THE Customs Department is studying and testing the effectiveness of a new electronic security seal device, or e-seal, which will be attached to containers carrying goods in efforts to eradicate smuggling.

Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan said the e-seal technology, which would replace the decades-old lead seals, could monitor the movement of containers from the port until they reach the destination registered on the application.