KUALA LUMPUR – A chief executive officer of a biscuit factory was charged in the Magistrate’s Court here today with breaching a Customs order by taking his Langkawi-registered Lamborghini car away from the island beyond the stipulated period.

Soo Chung Yee, 37, pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read out before Magistrate Nur A’minahtul Mardiah Md Nor.

He was charged with violating condition in item 21A of the Customs Duty (Exemption) Order 1988 by failing to produce the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder My12 car, with registration LD6666, back to the customs officer in Langkawi on Oct 3, 2012.

Soo, who is single, was alleged to have taken the car out of the island more than the permitted period, which is 30 days for a single trip.

He was charged with committing the offence at Sadra Motor Sdn Bhd, Lot 2808A, Jalan Kg Sungai Penchala, Damansara here at noon on March 3, 2014.

The charge, under Section 138 of the Customs Act 1967, provides a fine of up to RM20,000, or imprisonment for up to five years, or both, if found guilty.

The court allowed Soo bail of RM6,000 in one surety and set Oct 12 for mention.

Prosecuting officer from the Customs Department, Customs Superintendent Muhammad Sobirin Mohd Seman prosecuted. — Bernama