Thai man pleaded guilty to Diesel smuggling

By Zaki Salleh
Photo KPDN

TAIPING: A Thai man was sentenced to a fine of RM25,000 in the Sessions Court here for smuggling diesel.

The accused also faces six months in prison if he fails to pay the fine.

The man was arrested on April 29 at about 8.15pm while trying to take out suspected diesel oil at the border entry control post of Pengkalan Hulu Customs Immigration and Quarantine Complex, Gerik.

He is believed to have filled the four-wheel-drive vehicle with a Thai registration number that he drove to be smuggled there with diesel.

The offense is committed in accordance with Sub-regulation 3(1) of the Supply Control (Export Prohibition) Regulations 2011 and can be punished in accordance with Paragraph 5(a) of the same Regulation.

The accused pleaded guilty as soon as the charges were read in front of judge Nabisa Ibrahim.

The prosecution was carried out by the Deputy Prosecutor of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumerism while the accused was not represented by a lawyer.

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