Man detained, 4,000-litre diesel seized by Sabah Domestic Trade Ministry in Tawau

KOTA KINABALU: Authorities raided a store for illegally storing controlled goods in Tawau on Wednesday, where a man was apprehended and 4,000 litres of diesel were seized.

Sabah Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry office conducted the operation under Ops Tiris 3.0 after holding surveillance for a week before the raid at the unnumbered store at Jalan Sin San, Pasir Putih, Tawau.

Its state director Georgie Abas said the 2.20pm raid, found diesel stored in 18 drums as well as in a trailer tank.

“Based on initial information, the premise does not possess any approval documents and valid licence to store diesel at the location.

“A 31-year-old local man believed to be guarding the store was also held and had his statement taken to assist with investigations.

“Also confiscated in the illegal activity were a four-wheel-drive vehicle, a 1,000-litre fibre tank, a hose, two units of oil pump machine, besides the 18 drums and the trailer tank.

“Total seizure was estimated at RM 104,500,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (June 19).

Georgie added that the case is being investigated under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 for unlawful possession of controlled articles.

“Sabah Domestic Trade Ministry will continue to conduct inspections and monitoring of any abuse of controlled goods in this state, and the public can forward information on such activities to these channels; WhatsApp (019-848 8000; e-Aduan KPDN portal (; Call Centre at 1-800-886-800 and the smartphone application; Ez ADU KPDN,” he said.

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