Diesel and cigarettes seized in north Kudat


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008

SANDAKAN: Quick action by the enforcement authorities resulted in the confiscation of subsidised diesel amounting to thousands of litres here and illicit cigarettes worth more than RM20,000 in the northern Kudat district.

A move by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol vessel KD Labas to intercept a fishing trawler at Sungai Seguntor near here at about 12.30am on Monday saw enforcement personnel seizing some 3,500 litres of the subsidised fuel worth about RM10,000.

Sandakan MMEA chief Kapt Mohamad Mohamad Onn Khalil said the trawler had been modified with extra fuel tanks that can hold 10,000 litres of fuel.

He said two crewmen aged 30 and 40 were arrested.

He said the MMEA would refer the matter to the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and the Fisheries Department for further action.

In Kudat, Customs officials detained two foreigners aged 28 and 31 after seizing contraband cigarettes during a raid at a house over the weekend.

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