Police foil smuggling of red onions, gas cylinders to Indonesia

The sacks of red onions confiscated by the police.

KUCHING, May 8: Ten men including nine Indonesians were detained after police foiled their attempt to smuggle 328 sacks of red onions into West Kalimantan.

The individuals were apprehended by the police following a routine check at Kpg Stass, Bau, yesterday afternoon.

“A team of police officers had stopped and checked two suspicious vehicles at around 3.30pm.

“Upon checking the two vehicles, a total of 328 sacks of red onions were found. All the suspects were arrested after failing to present the necessary documentation and permits,” the police said in a statement.

The case is being investigated under Section 21, Control of Supplies Act 1961.

The cooking gas cylinders attempted to be smuggled across borders.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a team of police officers in an Ops Covid-19 patrolling duty managed to foil an attempt to smuggle six LPG cylinders across the border.

“The officers on ‘Ops Covid-19 Shield’ duty was patrolling the area when they found a suspect attempting to smuggle cooking gas into Indonesia at around 6.35pm.”

According to the police report, it was said that they managed to stop the smuggling activity but the suspect managed to escape, leaving all the gas cylinders behind at the scene.

The cooking gas cylinders have been handed over to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP). — DayakDaily