PUTRAJAYA, March 23 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) confiscated 5,000 litres of diesel and equipment believed to be used for the purpose of misappropriating subsidised fuel in a raid at a premise in Semenyih, Selangor, on Tuesday (March 21).
The ministry’s director-general Datuk Azman Adam, in a statement today, said a team of KPDN enforcement officers raided the premises at about 9.30pm on the suspicion the premises was being used as a store and to siphon diesel.
“Diesel, motorised pumps, connecting pipes, several documents and other equipment that were found at the location were seized with the total value of the seizure estimated at RM13,250,” he said.
The case is being investigated under the Control of Supplies Act 1961.
Meanwhile, Azman said, in operations codenamed Ops Tiris conducted from March 1 to March 21 nationwide, a total of 2,582 inspections were carried out with 69 cases recorded, involving a total seizure value of RM1.27 million.