Home Trade Department foils attempted diversion of subsidized cooking oil in Johor | Malaysia



The Ministry of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs today cracked down on an attempted diversion of subsidized 1kg cooking oil sachets in Johor. – Photo by Bernama

JOHOR BARU, June 26 – The Johor branch of the Department of Home Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) today cracked down on an attempt to divert subsidized kilogram (kg) sachets of cooking oil into transferring using a grinding machine before pumping them into a tank, in a factory in Pasir Gudang.

KPDNHEP State Director Mohd Hairul Anuar Bohro said during the 9-hour raid it was discovered that the subsidized one-kg packages were coming from several factories around Kuantan and the Klang Valley, before the items are brought to Pasir Gudang.

“A total of 53,974 kg of cooking oil found at the scene was seized, and of that figure, 24,819 kg of cooking oil was transferred to the tank while the remaining 29,155 packages are still intact.” , he said in a statement today.

He said apart from that, two trucks, two forklifts, a motorcycle and various equipment were also seized, with an estimated value of RM359,135.

As part of the follow-up, three local men, aged 30 to 40, who were truck drivers and laborers, were arrested to help with investigations, he said, adding that investigations would also be carried out against the factory owner and the cooking oil suppliers. – Bernama



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