Labuan ministry authorities cripple small-time fuel smuggling syndicate

  • Nation
  • Monday, 05 Jun 2023

LABUAN: The Labuan Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry has foiled an attempt by a small-time syndicate to misappropriate 575l of petrol worth about RM1,180 in a raid near here on Monday (June 5).

State enforcement chief officer Amiluddin Malang said the team in the operation dubbed 'Op Tiris', raided an ungazetted jetty in the outskirt of town about 9am.

He said the syndicate is believed to have been active for quite some time.

"Based on information and intelligence gathered over the past week, we managed to track it down.

"During the raid, we found that the subsidised petrol had been transferred into three drums onto a lorry and preliminary investigations revealed that they did not have a permit to conduct such operations involving controlled goods," he said.

Amiluddin said the team detained the lorry driver, 58, for further action.

The case is being investigated under Section 21, read together under Section 20(1) of the Supply Control Act 1961. – Bernama

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