37,000 litres of subsidised diesel seized, but culprits give enforcement team the slip

Enforcement officers checking out the contents of the two skid tanks found at the premises.

PORT DICKSON: Enforcement officers have seized 37,570 litres of subsidised diesel from premises in Kg Sungai Nipah near here.

Negri Sembilan Domestic Trade and Cost of Living director Muhammad Zahir Mazlan said his men also seized two tanker lorries in the raid on Wednesday (May 24).

"We received information from the public and moved in after conducting surveillance over two weeks.

"The engines of both lorries were still running when my men raided the premises located in an oil palm estate," he said in a statement on Friday (May 26).

Muhammad Zahir said no one was found at the scene, adding that the culprits probably fled when they realised the enforcement team was approaching.

He said the team then found subsidised diesel stored in two skid tanks as well as in both tanker lorries.

"We believe the suspects were transferring diesel from one tanker lorry to the other.

"We will investigate the individuals or company behind this illegal activity (to find out) where they intended to sell the subsidised diesel, and where it originated from," he said, adding that the seized fuel and vehicles were estimated to be worth almost RM115,000.

The case is being probed under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961, he added.

"We wish to remind businesses involved in handling controlled and subsidised goods to always adhere to the law," he said.

Muhammad Zahir also urged the public to report any such activities to the authorities via WhatsApp to 019-279 4317 or 019-848 8000, or by calling 1-800 886 800, or by emailing e-aduan.kpdn.gov.my.

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