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Shell MGO bunker heist: Two former Shell employees jailed over theft

06 Jul 2021

A  Judge at the State Courts of Singapore on Monday (5 July) sentenced two former staff of Shell Eastern Petroleum to jail over their respective involvement in the theft of marine gas oil (MGO) from the Shell Bukom terminal, according to local media.

Singaporean Muhammad Ashraf Hamzah was sentenced to nine and a half years’ jail, while Indian national Sadagopan Premnath received a six years and eight-month imprisonment term.

Muhammad Ashraf, a former process technician at Shell, pleaded guilty to nine criminal breach of trust charges, in addition to a single charge of using nearly S$200,000 of his criminal proceeds to purchase a car.

He gained at least SGD 700,000 from his participation in the scheme.

Sadagopan Premnath, was a fieldman or panel operator at Shell and was involved in the scheme between 2017 and 2018. He was the first to plead guilty over his involvement and received about USD 150,000 from criminal proceeds.

Court proceedings against other allegedly involved parties, including former employees of Shell Pulau Bukom, are ongoing.

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Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 6 July, 2021

 

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