JOHOR BARU: The Johor branch of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry seized liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) worth RM105,927 in two separate raids.
Its state enforcement chief Aris Mamat said the raids were conducted at two premises – in Taman Gembira and along Jalan Saleng in Kulai.
“A team of enforcement officers conducted the raids as we had reasons to believe they were involved with irregularities in trading activity involving subsidised LPG,” Aris said in a statement.
He added that in the first raid, they seized 433 LPG units of various sizes worth RM52,559 as well as business documents.
In the second raid, the ministry seized 380 LPG units of various sizes worth RM53,368, a weighing scale, lorry, rubber hose as well as business documents.
The owners of the premises failed to show any licence or permit that allowed them to store or deal with the items, he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 21 of the Supply Control Act 1961.
Aris added that offenders could be charged under Section 22 of the same Act, which carries a fine of not more than RM1mil or imprisonment not more than three years or both.
For repeat offenders, the fine was not more than RM3mil or jail term not more than five years or both upon conviction.
Aris said for companies, the fine was not more than RM2mil, and RM5mil for repeat offenders.
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