Diesel worth RM66,884 seized in Miri

The seized diesel in barrels

MIRI, June 19: Some 800 litres of diesel was confiscated from a single cab truck by Miri Marine Police on Thursday (June 18) during an operation carried out at Km 104, Miri-Bintulu road.

The seized diesel is valued at RM66,884.

Sarawak Marine Police Region Five commander ACP Shamsol Kassim said a local man, aged 49, the driver of the vehicle was also detained for questioning.

Upon inspection of the vehicle, he said the diesel was found being kept inside four large barrels carried by the single cab truck.

Prior to the discovery, around 4 pm  the team had instructed the single cap truck  driver to pull over.

The driver had failed to produce any authorisation document from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

The offence is framed under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961. -DayakDaily