Two nabbed for illegal possession of 70,000 litres of diesel
By:Allan Jay
Date:
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SIBU: Marine police here arrested two locals for allegedly possessing 70,000 litres of diesel without any valid permission from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP).

The operation codenamed ‘Op Kontraban’ was carried out around 8.30am on yesterday (Nov 21) when a team detained a suspicious cargo vessel for inspection in Kapit waters.

Sibu OCPD ACP Zulkipli Suhaili in a statement said the team found that the vessel was loaded with 70,000 litres of diesel.

Apart from that, the skipper and his assistant, aged 62 and 59 respectively, had failed to produce any valid document to possess, store or transport controlled items from KPDNHEP.

“The total seizure value is estimated to be around RM416,800.

“Both suspects along with the seized diesel were taken to the Sibu Marine Police Region 5 headquarters for further action.”

ACP Zulkipli said the case was handed over to KPDNHEP Kapit investigating officer for further investigation.

The case is being investigated under the Control of Supplies Act 1961.

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