Diesel worth $39,000 seized from factory

Diesel worth $39,000 seized from factory

KOTA KINABALU - Authorities in Sabah's east coast Sandakan made their biggest fuel bust this year with the seizure of over 50,000 litres of diesel from an abandoned factory.

Sandakan division Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry enforcement chief Joe Azmi said they seized the diesel worth about RM100,000 (S$39,000) from the abandoned factory at 9th Mile, Jalan Lubuk, about 1.30pm on Thursday.

"We believe these subsidised fuel are to be sold to industries around the vicinity," he said.

Two men believed to be the caretakers of the factory, however, managed to escape just before the authorities arrived.

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