ARAU, Jan 2 ― Petrol and diesel are the two most popular smuggled or hoarded items seized by the state Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry (KPDNKK) office last year.
During the period, there were 123 seizures involving 138,863 litres of petrol, 8,818 litres of diesel and 96 tanks of liquefied petroleum gas worth RM390,492 which yielded RM216,700 in compounds and fines.
Perlis Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Sabry Ahmad said there were 213 seizures under other regulations which yielded RM37,650 in compounds and fines.
“The smuggling of petrol and diesel at the Malaysian-Thai border in Padang Besar and Wang Kelian however did not occur in December after the government introduced managed float for the price of petrol and diesel,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after an inspection of a supermarket with Perlis KPDNKK officers here today in conjunction with the “Back To School Sales” which was participated by various traders and retailers throughout the state. ― Bernama