Cops bust subsidised oil smuggling ring in Klang

KLANG: Police have busted a group that smuggled subsidised cooking oil out of the country.

According to North Klang OCPD Asst Comm S. Vijaya Rao, the bust was made after intelligence gathering was conducted on the group's activities.

“On June 27, police raided a shop selling car spare parts in Bandar Baru Klang.

"Items seized during the raid included 1,100 packets of cooking oil, 10 sacks of rice, four televisions and 225 kettles.

“Three Nigerian men aged between 30 and 40 were arrested. The group's modus operandi was to buy the cooking oil and hide the packets inside the kettles which would be sent to Nigeria,” he told a press conference at district police headquarters here on Thursday (June 30).

The value of the seized items came up to RM18,910, he added.

Checks showed that the premises operated under a licence issued to a local man while the suspects' travel documents had expired, ACP Vijaya Rao added.

“Efforts to trace the premises owner and the cooking oil seller are still underway,” he said.

In an unrelated case, police are urging those with information on the murder of a Bangladeshi man in Jalan Haji Abdul Manan to come forward.

“The injured victim was found on June 13 with a metal object lodged in the back of his head. He was pronounced dead on June 15.

“We urge those with information to contact investigating officer ASP You Swee Leong at 012 407 1452,” he said.

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