JOHOR BARU: Police have arrested five men for allegedly stealing diesel from petrol stations here.
Johor Baru North deputy OCPD Supt Fariz Ammar Abdullah said that the suspects were arrested by the General Operations Force (GOF) Battalion 5 during an operation at Kampung Sinaran Baru near Skudai here at around 1pm on Monday (Aug 15).
"Following the raid, GOF arrested five male suspects aged from 19 to 46. We also seized subsidised diesel and other items worth a total of RM387,850," he said in a statement here on Tuesday (Aug 16).
Supt Fariz Ammar added among the items seized were a lorry, a trailer with 31,000 litres of diesel, a four-wheel-drive vehicle, 34 tanks with a capacity of 1,000 litres each, a flow meter and two oil pumps.
He said the case has been handed over to the Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry for further action.
Meanwhile, in a separate case, Supt Fariz Ammar said the marine police region II arrested a 31-year-old man after the suspect was found with 29 boxes of untaxed beer.
He said that the suspect was detained as he was driving his four-wheel drive vehicle at Taman Johor industrial area here on Monday at around 1pm on Tuesday.
"Checks on the vehicle found 19 boxes of beer cans and 10 boxes of beer bottles.
"Marine police also seized the vehicle, a mobile phone and a bunch of car keys from the suspect," he said.
Supt Fariz Ammar added the suspect was arrested and remanded until Aug 20 under Section 135(1)(d) of the Customs Act 1967.