Sandakan Marine Police foil bid to smuggle diesel
Published on: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
By: Winnie Kasmir

SANDAKAN: Marine Police foiled an attempt to misappropriate 1,800 litres of subsidised diesel here around 1pm on Sunday. Commander of Marine Police Regional 4 Sabah, ACP Mohd Pajeri Ali, said the Marine Intelligence Unit inspected a lorry during the “Op Landai” and found 67 jerrycans and three drum tongs containing subsidised diesel. 

The Marine Police also detained two locals aged 51 and 43, along with a man aged 30 who only possessed a passport unloading the jerrycans.

“The total confiscated items, including the vehicle and equipment, amounted to RM20,839,” he said to the media, Tuesday. 

The confiscated items and suspects were brought to Sandakan Marine Police base for further action. The case will be investigated under Section 20 Supply Control Act 1961 read together with the Regulation 3 of Supply Control.

Pajeri said irresponsible people had been using various ways to smuggle out diesel and petrol but the Marine Intelligence Unit managed to put a stop to the activity. 

Therefore, he urged members of the public to be cooperate with the enforcement personnel by channelling any information pertaining to smuggling activities to the Marine Police. 


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