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5,000 litres of petrol seized by marine police in Lahad Datu
Published on: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
By: Azmie Lim
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5,000 litres of petrol seized by marine police in Lahad Datu
The lorry loaded with containers containing about 5,000 litres of petrol.
LAHAD DATU: Marine Police Force (MPF) detained a man and seized 24 containers filled with about 5,000 litres of petrol at a petrol station, here Friday.

The man was detained at 6.50pm while filling petrol into the containers placed on the rear of a lorry.

Prior to the arrest, MPF carried out surveillance at the areas when they spotted a man behaving  suspiciously. 

The suspect was later seen filling petrol into the blue-colored plastic containers.

Sabah Region Four MPF Deputy Commander, Supt. Abd. Nasir Othman said, the team approached the suspect and introduced themselves.

“Inspection was carried out on the lorry which lead to the discovery of 24 containers contained about 5,000 litres of petrol,” he said.

According to Abd. Nasir, the suspect failed to produce any documents or permits to fill or own the petrol.

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

Abd. Nasir added that the suspect and the seizure estimated worth RM73,370, including the lorry, were taken to the Lahad Datu MPF base before being handed over to the Crime Investigation Division for further action.

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