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Kuching police seize 430,000L of diesel from tanker

KUCHING (Bernama) — The Sarawak Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) seized 430,000 litres of subsidised diesel valued at MYR924,500 from a tanker in Sungai Sarawak barrage on Sunday.

A marine police personnel inspecting the vessel. PHOTO: THE BORNEO POST

Sarawak KPDN director Matthew Dominic Barin said the seizure was the result of a raid conducted by the Region 5 Marine Police.

“The total amount of seizures involved is estimated at MYR5 million. Two men, including a Myanmar national, were arrested,” he said in a statement.

The case is being investigated under Section 21 of the Control of Supplies Act 1961 for unlawful possession of controlled articles.