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Shell MGO bunker heist: Ex-Process Technician receives 184-month prison sentence over illicit involvement

30 May 2022

A former Process Technician working for Shell Eastern Petroleum received a 184-month prison sentence (15 years and four months) at the State Courts of the Republic of Singapore on Thursday (26 May) over his involvement in the Shell MGO bunker heist.

Muhamad Farhan Bin Mohamed Rashid faced a total 43 charges over various offences and received criminal benefits of at least SGD 735,000 through his participation in the illicit activity, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.

To date, police have managed to recover a total of approximately SGD 74,870 from Farhan’s ill-gotten gains; the items include:

  • One iPhone 7S
  • One cashier’s order from DBS for SGD 66,400 from sale proceeds of a Honda Vezel
  • Joint DBS savings account with Juandi bin Pungot containing balance of SGD 473.61
  • POSB savings account containing balance of SGD 2,094.33
  • OCBC current account for 3 Amigoes Pte ltd (which Farhan had 20% share) containing balance of SGD 941.68
  • OCBC current account for 3 Amigoes Pte ltd (which Farhan had 20% share) containing balance of SGD 4,962.00

Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times in late March 2022 reported on Farhan’s role in the Shell MGO bunker heist.

In total, the Shell MGO bunker heist misappropriated a total USD 44 million worth of MGO between 2014 and 2016.

The publication recently reported the nephew of a syndicate member who played a leading role in the Shell MGO bunker heist receiving a one-week prison sentence, due to him directing the relocation of a safe after learning of his uncle’s arrest.

Note: Court proceedings against other allegedly involved parties, including former employees of Shell Pulau Bukom, are ongoing. A list of earlier developments recorded by Manifold Times are as follows:

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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 30 May, 2022

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