Thais nabbed for allegedly smuggling 3 tonnes of subsidised cooking oil

08-Nov-2017 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

Four suspected smugglers from Thailand were arrested here on Saturday for illegal possession of three tonnes of subsidised Malaysian cooking oil.

Kelantan Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism ministry director Datuk Abdul Ghani Harun said the four, aged between 18 and 38, were rounded up during a special operation carried out in Rantau Panjang over the weekend.

He said the cooking oil, worth hundreds of ringgit, was seized from the suspects’ cars as they were heading towards Thailand.

“The domestic officers also seized the four vehicles used in the smuggling activity,” he told a press conference in Tendong here on Monday.

Abdul Ghani said the ministry will intensify its operations from time to time to nab smugglers.

“We believe smugglers take advantage of the rainy season to continue their illegal activities.

“Therefore, we need to beef up our checks,” he added.


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