37,570 litres of subsidised diesel seized

Smuggled goods: Enforcement officers checking the contents of the two skid tanks found at the premise in Kg Sg Nipah near Port Dickson on Wednesday.

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

State Domestic Trade and Cost of Living director Muhammad Zahir Mazlan said his men also seized two tankers in the raid conducted on Wednesday.

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

“The engines of both the lorries were still running when my men ambushed the premises located in an oil palm estate,” he said in a statement.

Muhammad Zahir said there was no one on the premises when the raid was carried out, adding that the culprits were likely to have made their escape upon realising the presence of the raiding team.

The team found subsidised diesel stored in two skid tanks inside the premises as well as in both tankers.

“Based on a preliminary probe, the suspects were transferring diesel from one tanker into the other when my men went in.

“We will investigate the individuals or company behind this illegal activity, where they intended to sell the subsidised diesel, and where it originated from,” Muhammad Zahir said.

The seized diesel and tankers were estimated to be worth almost RM115,000, he said.

The case, he said, is being investigated under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act.

He said the authorities would continue to carry out enforcement against such activities.

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

Muhammad Zahir encouraged the public to report any information they may have regarding such activities to the authorities.

They can either send such information via WhatsApp to 019279 4317 or 019-848 8000, call 1800 886 800, or email the information to e-aduan.kpdn.gov.my.

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