Authorities confiscate 70,000 litres of subsidised diesel in Johor Baru raid


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 May 2024

JOHOR BARU: A total of 70,000 litres of subsidised diesel worth RM150,500 have been confiscated the during a raid in Taman Impian Emas, here.

Johor KPDN director Lilis Saslinda Pornomo said the raid was conducted at 1:15pm on Sunday (May 26) after the agency's two-week surveillance under Ops Tiris.

She added that 14 personnel from the ministry’s enforcement team and police raided the illegal storage facility located at Jalan Selatan 8, Pulai Industrial Area.

“The team has also noticed three unknown men who managed to escape into the forest during the raid; we believed our movement was seen based on the CCTV placed outside the premises.

“Based on the surrounding area, we believed that the premises had been in operation for a few months,” she said during a press conference at the location.

Lilis added that the syndicate's modus operandi is to buy diesel in small amounts from any petrol station using lorries, vans, and cars, which are later collected at their storage facility.

“All of the diesel bought would be transferred into the tanks, and from the tanks, it would be transferred again into the tanker before being transferred by a lorry to be sold to the local industries,” she explained.

Lilis added that some confiscated items include four high-pressure pumps, five intermediate bulk container (IBC) tanks, two skid tanks, two tankers, and a lorry.

“All confiscated items, including the diesel, are worth RM350,000,” she said, adding that the case is being investigated under Section 21 of the Supply Act 1961 for storing controlled items with the intention of committing an offence.

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