19 de­tained in diesel smug­gling bust

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KOTA KINABALU: The Ma­rine Op­er­a­tions Force (MOF) has crip­pled two at­tempts to smug­gle out 13,400 litres of diesel from the coun­try in two op­er­a­tions near Pu­lau Sapi on Fri­day.

Also de­tained in the op­er­a­tions were two skip­pers and 17 crew­men from two boats.

MOF Com­man­der, Su­per­in­ten­dent Abd Nasir Oth­man said nine tanks and 22 bar­rels con­tain­ing a to­tal of 13,400 litres of diesel were seized.

“The to­tal seized diesel was val­ued at RM29,212,” he said.

Both skip­pers also failed to pro­duce li­censes and re­lease let­ters from the Royal Malaysian Cus­toms De­part­ment, said Abd Nasir.

He said all sus­pects had been de­tained for in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­der the Cus­toms Act 1967.

The bar­rels of diesel val­ued at RM29,212 seized by Ma­rine Op­er­a­tions Force near Pu­lau Sapi.

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