I received a phone call from Penang informing that the consignments sent by a friend in Africa have arrived and that I have to pay 2020 British pound before collecting it at their security office in Seberang Jaya.
The UK-based International Security Company gave me a shock as I was told to pay for custom duties and fast clearance.
I called up my friend in Rabat and he said he already paid all fees at its ports of origin plus the air-fare and clearing at Penang Airport.
We normally dont have to pay anything or being charged at a minimal fee (if any) for getting foreign deliveries. Another thing, how come the consignments are already at their store if the duty and clearing fees were not settled?
When I called up the security company in Penang, the manager couldnt answer me. Neither could he give tangible reasons for the heavy fees imposed.
I will get to the bottom of this...