BY: Zaki Salleh
IPOH – A laundry shop located in the Perindustrian Ringan Bercham area was raided due to suspected unauthorized storage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which is a controlled substance.
The raid, conducted by a team of officers and enforcers from the Perak branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDN), took place at 9:30 AM following reports and surveillance.
The Director of the Perak KPDN Office, Dato’ Kamaludin Ismail, stated that upon inspection, it was found that the premises were in operation, conducting laundry services for bed linens and towels from hotels.
He mentioned that a 35-year-old local woman, who claimed to be an assistant at the premises and involved in the business operations, was present at the scene.
“Further inspection revealed several LPG cylinders of various brands stored in a storeroom, used for the laundry drying machines.
“The assistant was unable to provide any CSA (Control Supply Act) licenses for wholesale or retail, or scheduled controlled goods permits for LPG when requested during the inspection,” he stated in an official statement.
As a result, an offence had been committed under the Supply Control Act 1961 for storing controlled LPG in an unlicensed place.
Legal action has been taken against the involved proprietor, resulting in the seizure of 55 cylinders containing 14kg and 50kg of LPG gas, as well as related documents for investigation purposes.
The total estimated value of the confiscated items is RM18,713.80.
The case is being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961, which can result in fines of up to RM5 million or imprisonment upon conviction.