Local man detained for failing to produce documents for controlled goods

KOTA KINABALU: A local man was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) after failing to produce valid documents for the items on his boat.

The 33-year-old was apprehended during a patrol around the Pulau Berhala waters off Sandakan at 2.23pm on Saturday (June 15).

Sandakan MMEA director Maritime Captain Muhamad Suhairy Hussain said that further checking found two 14kg of liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, 180 litres of petrol stored in fuel containers of various sizes, 16 packets of one-kilogramme cooking oil each, 12 plastics containing a kilogramme of sugar each and seven 1kg packets of rice.

“The skipper was detained at 9.2 nautical miles northeast of Pulau Berhala for further investigation. We seized the controlled goods, the boat and engine, all worth about RM9,000 from the suspect,” he said.

The case is investigated under Section 21 of the Supply Control Act 1961, which carries a fine of not more than RM1mil, or imprisonment of not more than two years, or both, upon conviction.

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