SEMPORNA: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) foiled an attempt to smuggle 625 liters of petrol (pictured) through Tanjung Pantau-Pantau waters here on Tuesday The Pluto service on Omadal Island detected a boat traveling at suspicious speed at 11:30 p.m. “The skipper, realizing the presence of MMEA personnel, steered the boat, which was later found without a registration number, to a shallow area before jumping into the sea and escaping,” he said. -he declares.
An inspection on the boat revealed barrels of gasoline believed to have been smuggled to a neighboring country. The matter is being investigated under the Supply Control Act 1961, Norrimi said, adding that further inquiries will also be carried out to find the owner of the boat and the mastermind behind the incident. ‘activity. If found guilty, Norrimi said, they can be fined up to RM100,000 or jailed for three years, or both.
He urged anyone with information related to smuggling or other maritime criminal activity to forward it to the Semporna Maritime Area Operations Center on 089-782619 or via MERS 999. * Follow us on Instagram and join our Telegram and/or WhatsApp channels for the latest news you don’t want to miss.
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