Singapore: Shell MGO bunker heist amount balloons to USD$142 million

Singapore: Shell MGO bunker heist amount balloons to USD$142 million


The Singapore State Court on Thursday (29 November) continued its hearing of the Shell MGO bunker heist case, from the last session on 18 May, 2018.

Prosecutors reorganised earlier charges and issued fresh counts against several suspects involved in an alleged case of stolen marine gas oil (MGO) from Shell Pulau Bukom refinery at Singapore, according to documents obtained by Manifold Times.

Earlier charges under section 411 with section 109 of the Penal Code against five former employees of Shell Eastern Petroleum, namely Cai Zhi Zhong, Juandi Bin Pungot, Koh Choon Wei, Muzaffar Ali Khan Bin Muhamad Akram, and Tiah Kok Hwee, underwent an amalgamation process to be reorganised into a per month basis.

Latest charges against the above five individuals indicate total misappropriation of 203,423.60 metric tonnes (mt) of MGO worth approximately $94.2 million (Exact: USD$94,204,265.98) from alleged illegal operations since August 2014; significantly up from $25.8 million earlier in May.

The counts under section 408 with section 109 of the Penal Code against three other ex-employees of Shell Eastern Petroleum, namely Abdul Latif Bin Ibrahim, Mohd Ibrahim S/O K Abdul Majid, and Richard Goh, underwent a similar amalgamation process to be reorganised into a per month basis.

The three above suspects allegedly misappropriated 112,611.8 mt of MGO worth about $46.6 million (Exact: $46,623,566.32) from suspected illegal MGO operations since June 2015.

In total, investigations uncovered the nine former employees of Shell Eastern Petroleum misappropriating about 316,035 mt of MGO worth approximately $140.8 million during the period between August 2014 to January 2018.

An additional 10 fresh charges were issued to Alan Tan Cheng Chuan and Ng Hock Teck under section 411 with section 109 of the Penal Code for dishonestly receiving stolen property transferred from Pulau Bukom to the vessel Sentek 26. The latest 10 charges related to alleged misappropriation of 7,122 mt of MGO worth about $3.3 million (Exact: USD$3,283,274.22).

Section 408 states:
Whoever, being a clerk or servant, or employed as a clerk or servant, and being in any manner entrusted in such capacity with property, or with any dominion over property, commits criminal breach of trust in respect of that property, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 15 years, and shall also be liable to fine.

Section 411 states:
Whoever dishonestly receives or retains any stolen property, knowing or having reason to believe the property to be stolen property, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years, or with fine, or with both. A person convicted of an offence under this section shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 5 years, and shall also be liable to fine.


Section 109 of the Penal Code (Cap 224, 2008 Rev Ed) states:
Whoever abets any offence shall, if the act abetted is committed in consequence of the abetment, and no express provision is made by this Code for the punishment of such abetment, be punished with the punishment provided for the offence.

In detail, the updated charges to the following individuals are below:

 
Name Charge no. Quantity of MGO (MT) Amount (USD) Date
Cai Zhi Zhong

Juandi Bin Pungot

Koh Choon Wei

Muzaffar Ali Khan Bin Muhamad Akram

Tiah Kok Hwee

Fomerly employed by Shell Eastern Petroleum
1 2,807.8 $1,691,057.59 1 to 7 Jan 2018
2 8,481.5 $4,776,486.03 1 to 31 Dec 2017
3 12,128.3 $6,583,138.88 1 to 30 Nov 2017
4 8,595.1 $4,375,418.51 1 to 31 Oct 2017
5 7,789.8 $3,960,317.64 1 to 30 Sep 2017
6 9,531.2 $4,453,676.86 1 to 31 Aug 2017
7 7,320.3 $3,337,872.49 1 to 31 Jul 2017
8 10,004.0 $4,284,950.25 1 to 30 Jun 2017
9 6,354.7 $2,887,786.51 1 to 31 May 2017
10 9,746.6 $4,702,343.27 1 to 30 Apr 2017
11 7,597.2 $3,561,757.92 1 to 31 Mar 2017
12 7,086.9 $3,521,454.80 1 to 28 Feb 2017
13 3,874.4 $1,876,541.73 1 to 31 Jan 2017
14 1,575.8 $734,538.66 1 to 31 Dec 2016
15 5,425.5 $2,301,861.14 1 to 30 Nov 2016
16 4,645.5 $2,115,363.96 1 to 31 Oct 2016
17 5,235.6 $2,118,911.72 1 to 30 Sep 2016
18 3,243.8 $1,281,636.44 1 to 31 Aug 2016
19 6,483.3 $2,616,562.80 1 to 31 Jul 2016
20 7,638.5 $3,311,827.08 1 to 30 Jun 2016
21 4,811.9 $1,965,025.18 1 to 31 May 2016
22 7,797.1 $2,782,824.06 1 to 30 Apr 2016
23 4,077.4 $1,373,382.38 1 to 31 Mar 2016
24 5,515.0 $1,545,841.89 1 to 29 Feb 2016
25 8,211.6 $2,174,952.51 1 to 31 Jan 2016
26 6,093.9 $2,134,558.68 1 to 31 Dec 2015
27 3,701.0 $1,595,347.93 1 to 30 Nov 2015
28 2,557.7 $1,125,497.35 1 to 31 Oct 2015
29 695.2 $306,117.32 1 to 30 Sep 2015
30 1,794.2 $858,593.35 1 to 31 Jul 2015
31 1,245.7 $688,833.33 1 to 30 Jun 2015
32 612.4 $355,481.10 1 to 31 May 2015
33 1,831.6 $985,319.98 1 to 30 April 2015
34 4,020.8 $2,115,277.19 1 to 31 Mar 2015
35 5,818.0 $3,067,602.90 1 to 28 Feb 2015
36 1,720.9 $799,326.95 1 to 31 Jan 2015
37 1,256.6 $721,650.65 1 to 31 Dec 2014
38 571.9 $425,610.02 1 to 31 Oct 2014
39 2,929.9 $2,438,132.93 1 to 30 Sep 2014
40 2,595.0 $2,251,386.00 1 to 31 Aug 2014
         
         
Name Charge no. Quantity of MGO (MT) Amount (USD) Date
Abdul Latif Bin Ibrahim

Mohd Ibrahim S/O K Abdul Majid

Richard Goh

Formerly employed by Shell Eastern Petroleum
1 1,359.20 $816,022.90 5 Jan 2018
2 4,037.20 $2,256,673.68 1 to 31 Dec 2017
3 5,240.40 $2,818,811.16 1 to 30 Nov 2017
4 4,157.20 $2,102,659.21 1 to 31 Oct 2017
5 5,191.70 $2,607,775.56 1 to 30 Sep 2017
6 1,473 $681,056.28 1 to 31 Aug 2017
7 3,733.50 $1,793,590.34 1 to 30 Apr 2017
8 3,850.40 $1,795,903.57 1 to 31 Mar 2017
9 3,403.30 $1,688,963.25 1 to 28 Feb 2017
10 3,695.20 $1,784,818.55 1 to 31 Jan 2017
11 3,724.50 $1,723,352.29 1 to 31 Dec 2016
12 4,631.40 $1,959,012.90 1 to 30 Nov 2016
13 5818.00 $2,639,510.66 1 to 31 Oct 2016
14 5253.60 $2,121,303.45 1 to 30 Sep 2016
15 2174.10 $858,982.17 1 to 31 Aug 2016
16 5235.40 $2,106,666.17 1 to 31 Jul 2016
17 4471.70 $1,936,431,53 1 to 30 Jun 2016
18 5932.60 $2,416,934.72 1 to 31 May 2016
19 3720.40 $1,323,666.88 1 to Apr 2016
20 3828.00 $1,285,085.79 1 to 31 Mar 2016
21 2779.80 $776,343,66 1 to 29 Feb 2016
22 2736.00 $720,018.39 1 to 31 Jan 2016
23 4281.60 $1,485,439.06 1 to 31 Dec 2015
24 4646.10 $1,984,804.43 1 to 30 Nov 2015
25 3101.00 $1,354,454.78 1 to 31 Oct 2015
26 5628.40 $2,444,278.19 1 to 30 Sep 2015
27 4299.10 $1,792,896.66 1 to 31 Aug 2015
28 3427.70 $1,630,145.57 1 to 31 Jul 2015
29 781.30 $430,739.71 1 to 30 Jun 2015
         
         
Name Charge no. Quantity of MGO (MT) Amount (USD) Date
Alan Tan Cheng Chuan

Ng Hock Teck

Dishonestly receive stolen property transferred from Pulau Bukom to the vessel Sentek 26
8 724.10 $308,379.71 14 Jun 2017
9 768.60 $372,331.37 4 Jun 2017
10 577.10 $276,730.99 9 Apr 2017
11 694.70 $324,021.97 18 Mar 2017
12 838.30 $390,999.89 8 Mar 2017
13 768.80 $371,338.09 28 Jan 2017
14 722.40 $348,926.42 20 Jan 2017
15 598.70 $277,009.67 11 Dec 2016
16 736.20 $333,682.65 17 Oct 2016
17 693.10 $279,853.46 23 Sep 2016

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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 6 December, 2018

 

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