The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Police Coast Guard (PCG) reportedly held a joint operation on Sunday over an alleged illegal marine gas oil (MGO) transaction at waters off northern Tuas.
It resulted in the arrest of three suspects, all crew members of a foreign-registered workboat, aged between 22 and 30 years old; the vessel and SGD $3,501 (approximately USD $2,590) in cash have been seized for investigations.
The three suspects are scheduled to be charged at a Singapore court on Tuesday and face either a jail sentence for up to five years or fine, or both, if convicted for dishonestly receiving stolen property.
“The PCG and the MPA take a serious view of illegal transaction of marine fuel in Singapore waters,” said the police.
“The PCG will continue to conduct enforcement and security checks to prevent, deter and detect such illicit activities in Singapore waters.”
Published: 28 August, 2018
Cash of SGD 4.43 million and USD 243,100, and one piece of 100-gram gold-coloured bar recovered in safe belonging to Abdul Latif Bin Ibrahim kept at Extra Space warehouse storage facility, show court documents.
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Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.