Five Bruneians among 11 held for smuggling

|     Fadley Faisal     |

THE Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have detained alleged members of a syndicate involved in the smuggling and illicit sale of diesel fuel across the Brunei-Sarawak borders.

The joint operation focussed on two locations in Limbang that are believed to be the storage and concealment sites for the smuggling activities.

Both agencies also followed a trail that led to Kampong Limau Manis and Kuala Lurah in Brunei.

In a statement, the ACB disclosed that it made a haul of 57,800 litres of diesel fuel worth RM126,004, and equipment that included fuel pumps worth RM9,600.

The ACB has also taken six Malaysians and five Bruneians into custody, and seized seven Brunei-registered vehicles.

The case is being investigated under the Corruption Prevention Act, Chapter 131, and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009, along with offences under any written laws.

The seven seized Brunei-registered vehicles. – ACB