Department of Internal Trade: Subsidized diesel worth over RM90,000 seized in Port Dickson raid

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A petrol pump is seen at the gas station in this file photo taken December 27, 2018. – Image by Ahmad Zamzahuri

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:30 PM MYT

SEREMBAN, July 12 – The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Negri Sembilan Branch, has cracked down on the diversion of subsidized diesel during a raid on an illegal storage facility at Jalan Jambu in Kampung Baru Sungai Nipah, Port Dickson today.

His law enforcement officer, Abd Muis Samsudin, said during the raid at 1.15pm today they seized 15,000 liters of diesel, two tanker trucks and equipment used to transfer the fuel, the total seizure amounting to RM 92,250.

He said there were two tank trucks at the scene with a hose to transfer diesel from the tank trucks.

“We acted on this case after a week of intelligence work, where the diesel was bought from the service station by the tankers with the diesel sent to the storage facility and kept there.

“The premises do not have a valid supply controller license or document to conduct any business involving controlled goods like subsidized diesel. No suspects were arrested at the scene during the raid while the storage facility had been operating for about six months,” he said in a statement here today.

Abd Muis said the matter was being investigated under sections 20(1) and 21 of the Supply Control Act 1961 and monitoring would continue.

He also called on the public to submit information or complaints against errant traders via the e-aduan.kpdnhep portal (https://eaduan.kpdnhep.gov.my) and WhatsApp at 019-279 4317. — Bernama

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