A Singapore court on Tuesday issued new charges to 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.
Vietnamese national Nguyen Duc Quang faced three more charges of dishonestly receiving 3,321 metric tonnes (mt) of MGO worth $1.56 million, while Alan Tan Cheng Chuan faced a third charge for dishonestly receiving 517.8 mt of MGO valued at $295,216.
Bunker surveyor Muhammad Ali bin Muhammad Nor faced six new charges for working with five former Shell employees to steal 6,777 mt of MGO worth $3.27million.
Former Shell employees Juandi Pungot, Muzaffar Ali Khan Muhamad Akram, Cai Zhi Zhong, Tiah Kok Hwee, and Koh Choon Wei were issued five new charges for misappropriating approximately 6,062 metric tonnes (mt) of MGO worth about $2.8 million.
Three other ex-Shell employees Abdul Latif Ibrahim, Richard Goh Chee Keong and Mohd Ibrahim K. Abdul Majid faced two more charges for misappropriating approximately 2,569 mt of MGO worth about $1.4 million.
Vietnamese nationals Nguyen Duc Quang, Doan Xuan Than and Dang Van Hanh still currently under detention; the remaining men have been offered bail.
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Publication date: 22 February, 2018
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Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.