Pasukan Polis Marin Wilayah 4, known as Marine Police Force Region 4 (PPM W4), on 22 February detained an oil tanker with 450,000 litres of diesel in Labuan, it said.
Commander of PPM W4, Assistant Commissioner Hj Mohamad Pajeri bin Ali stated on 20 February at about 5pm, the patrol team Botronda RH 19 was carrying out ‘Op Gelora Khas’ (an operation jointly organised with Labuan’s Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)), when they came upon the vessel Hoe Hup 99 of Broadwin Enterprise Sdn. Bhd.
Upon inspection, the vessel was found to have six crew members (aged 26-40) along with the diesel cargo on board. The Captain, a 43 year old man, committed a violation when he failed to produce a record of the sale and purchase for the diesel cargo, he said.
Mohamad Pajeri states the vessel Hoe Hup 99, along with its 450,000 litres of diesel, vessel license, and state vessel license have all been confiscated.
He adds the value of the confiscated items are estimated at MYR 2,463,000 (USD 583,165) and will be charged under Section 21 of the 1961 Control of Supplies Act alongside section 13(1) of the 1974 Control of Supplies Act.
Photo credit and source: Marine Police Force
Published: 10 March, 2020