Three Nigerians nabbed in cooking oil raid

Hiding space: ACP Vijaya inspecting the kettles that contained packets of cooking oil destined for Nigeria. — LOW BOON TAT/THE STAR

KLANG: This car spare parts shop in Bandar Baru Klang did not just have engine oil in stock but cooking oil too – lots of it.

The cooking oil contraband was to be taken out of the country to Nigeria, a police raid uncovered.

Three Nigerian men suspected to be involved in smuggling the subsidised cooking oil back to their home country have been arrested.

North Klang OCPD Asst Comm S. Vijaya Rao said the trio were operating from the shop selling car spare parts.

When the police raided the premises on Monday, among the items they seized were 1,100 packets of cooking oil, 10 sacks of rice, four television sets and 225 kettles.

“The group operated by first buying the cooking oil at its subsidised rate before hiding the packets inside kettles and sending them back to Nigeria,” he said at the district police headquarters here yesterday.

Each kettle, he added, could fit two or three packets of oil, with each packet weighing about 1kg.

In total, the items seized amounted to RM18,910.

He said the three Nigerians aged between 30 and 40 had been remanded for four days.

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