360 tons of used cooking oil was confiscated

A TOTAL of 360 tonnes of silt palm oil (SPO) or used cooking oil with an estimated value of RM1.5 million, were seized in the Klang Valley, Selangor yesterday for allegedly violating the permit conditions.

Director of the Department of Internal Security and Public Order of the Royal Malaysia Police, Datuk Seri Hazani Ghazali said, acting on public information, his party together with the Special Intelligence and Investigation branch (CPSK) and enforcement, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
launched a raid in an operation in Sungai Buloh, Selangor yesterday.

“The raid was carried out against a syndicate selling and buying SPO or used cooking oil which is believed to violate the conditions of the permit.

“In the operation, a 34 -year -old local man was arrested for further investigation.

“A total of 300 tonnes of SPO or used cooking oil purchased from restaurant / eatery operators around the Klang Valley have been confiscated. the total seizure is estimated at RM1.5 million, “he said in a statement today.

Hazani said the suspect had been remanded under Section 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code for further investigation.

“The case is being investigated under Regulation 5 (1) of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board Act 1998.

“Therefore, with the success of this operation, JKDNKA together with MPOB has been able to identify the modus operandi and implications for the country’s palm oil industry. Enforcement, control and continuous monitoring will be implemented by JKDNKA and MPOB through joint operations,” he said. – Malaysiapost

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