Duo nabbed with 15,000 litres of smuggled diesel in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Two men have been nabbed for allegedly possessing 15,000 litres of smuggled diesel in Beluran district.

The duo, one a storekeeper and the other a lorry driver, were arrested during a raid at a store in Kg Iran, Beluran, at 2.33pm on Saturday (Aug 6).

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry director for Sabah, Georgie Abas said the diesel was found inside a tanker and drum barrels.

“We believe these diesel are meant to be sold to industries around the area,” he said in a statement Sunday (Aug 7).

He said when interrogated, the two men failed to produce documents or licenses allowing their storage of the diesel on that premises.

Georgie said the case would be investigated under the Supply Controls Act.

He said the ministry would continue to conduct raids and investigations to prevent the sales of subsidised fuel by unlicensed traders or individuals.

Anyone with information about similar crimes can inform the ministry via WhatsApp - 019-279 4317 or 019-848 8000, through a complaints portal: e-aduan.kpdnhep.gov.my, call centre at 1-800-886-800 or email to e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my.

They can also contact the enforcement command centre at 03-8882 6088/6245 among other means.

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