Man arrested for smuggling subsidised diesel in Johor

JOHOR BARU: A man was arrested for attempting to smuggle subsidised diesel on Thursday (Aug 18) at around 12.30pm.

Seri Alam OCPD Supt Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said the 36-year-old suspect was detained by a police patrolling unit at a petrol station in Ulu Tiram, near here.

“The suspect was acting suspiciously while transferring the diesel into two tanks,’’ he said in a statement.

Supt Mohd Sohaimi said the two tanks placed at the back of the lorry can fill up to 200 litres of diesel each.

He said police seized the lorry and diesel from the suspect worth about RM20,500.

Supt Mohd Sohaimi added initial investigation showed the suspect did not have a criminal record.

The case is being investigated under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 for having controlled goods and intending to commit an offence with the items as well as not having a valid licence.

Under the Control of Supplies Act 1961, Section 22 (1), anyone found guilty will be liable to a maximum of RM100,000 or three years’ imprisonment of both.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

If there are calls, I am open to being PM for a third time, says Dr M
Zahid: Opposition delirious for taking credit for political stability
Man held after smashing car window to steal flour
Cops arrest two, seize RM2mil worth of ciggies in Kota Tinggi smuggling bust
Sukma 2022: Johor hits top of medal tally
Cops probe rally outside KL shopping complex
Over RM1.2bil allocated for rural roads, says Mahdzir
Increase in demand for domestic tourism, says Tourism Malaysia
GE15: PBM to only contest seats held by elected reps, says Zuraida
MAHB apologises for flood at Penang International Airport

Others Also Read