MUAR: The marine police here have detained three local men and seized some 1,200 litres of subsidised diesel worth about RM2,400 after surveillance on their illegal activities.
Marine Police Southern Region Two deputy commander Supt Noor Azman Jamal said the suspects, aged between 27 and 42, were arrested on Wednesday (June 26), at around 12.30pm.
He said apart from the seized diesel, police also seized a one tonne lorry worth RM30,000, a 4WD truck (RM73,000), 18 jerry cans (RM360), two large containers with 1,000 litres capacity (RM2,000) and two pumps worth RM2,000.
“All the seized items were worth RM110,000,’’ said Supt Noor Azman.
He said they were caught while pumping the diesel from 18 jerry cans, each with 30 litres capacity, at the back of 4WD truck into two large containers placed at the back of the lorry.
Supt Noor Azman said the offences were committed at a premises located at Jalan Temenggong Ahmad, Parit Bakar here.
“We trailed the truck from the Parit Jawa fishermen jetty to the premises where the transferring of the diesel took place,’’ he said in a statement Thursday (June 27).
Supt Noor Azman added that initial investigations showed the owner of the premises, who is one of the suspects, failed to produce the relevant documents when demanded.
The case is being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961 and has been forwarded to the Muar Domestic Trade and Consumerism Ministry.