BUKIT MERTAJAM: A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to misappropriate 4,000 litres of diesel in a tanker lorry during an inspection by the Domestic Trade and Living Costs Ministry at a petrol station on Jalan Lebuhraya Butterworth-Kulim, here on Saturday (Jan 21).
The Ministry’s enforcement director in Penang, S. Jegan said the arrest, which also led to the seizure of the diesel and tanker lorry, a pump and hose, as well as a mobile phone, all worth RM56,500, was made during a daily inspection by the ministry at the petrol stations.
During the 4pm inspection, the Ministry’s enforcement officers saw the driver of the eight-tonne lorry refuelling the vehicle and upon inspection, found it had a special oil tank filled with 4,000 litres of diesel, he said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 22).
He said that based on a preliminary investigation, the driver, believed to be working for a syndicate, went to several petrol stations to refuel and then sell the fuel to other parties.
The case is investigated under the Control of Supplies Act 1961. - Bernama