IPOH: The Perak branch of the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry (KPDN) has crippled subsidised diesel embezzlement activities following a raid on a premise at a sand mining area in Chenderiang here, yesterday.
Perak state KPDN director, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, said checks found nine 1,800-litre barrel drums containing petrol suspected to be diesel valued at RM4,820, and a 40-year-old woman suspected to be the premises owner who has had her statement recorded.
“The raid was conducted after a week-long surveillance by the Perak KPDN enforcement team on illegal siphoning of controlled goods, namely subsidised diesel, at petrol stations around Chenderiang, Tapah and Kampar,” he said in a statement, today.
He said further investigations found the diesel in 200-litre drums were used as fuel to run the machines for sand mining activities in the areas involved.
He said it is believed that the subsidised diesel were purchased from nearby petrol stations using lorries before they were transferred into 200-litre drums for sale to sand mining operators.
The case will be investigated under the Control of Supplies Act 1961 and Control of Supplies Regulations 1974, he added. – Bernama