By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo KPDN Perak
TELUK INTAN: Two men were arrested and believed to be involved in the diversion of controlled goods liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in a raid on a premises at Hutan Melintang residential area here, yesterday.
Director of the Office of the Perak State Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail said, the operation by a team of officers and members of the Teluk Intan KPDN which started at about 8.11 am was carried out after the results of investigation carried out for a week.
“Monitoring found that there are two lorries carrying loads of LPG and often moving to retail shops around Hutan Melintang and will return to the premises in the residential area after completing the delivery.
“Based on that observation, members of the KPDN Teluk Intan Branch have acted to carry out the above inspection on two lorries carrying 12kg and 14kg of LPG.
“The result of the inspection found that the premises did not have any license or permission to store LPG controlled goods by the Malaysian Supply Controller and it is believed to have been running this business for a year,” he said in a statement here today.
Kamalludin said, in connection with that, Teluk Intan KPDN acted to confiscate 33 barrels of 12 kg LPG, 96 barrels of 14 kg LPG including 2 lorries.
“The Teluk Intan KPDN has also detained two local citizens in their 30s and 40s to assist in the investigation.
“The total value of the seizure is estimated to be RM64,826,” he said.
He said, KPDN will also take action to investigate the case against this LPG supplier for supplying controlled LPG goods to people or companies that do not have a license or permission from the Malaysian Supply Controller.
“This case will be investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961,” he said