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Four men arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil

Four men, aged between 25 and 58, have been arrested for allegedly misappropriating and selling the misappropriated marine gas oil to the crew of a foreign-registered vessel.

In a press release on Wednesday (29 August), the police stated that this arresting brings the total number of people involved in the case to seven, after three men who were members of a foreign-registered vessel were nabbed by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) on Sunday.

According to the police, the three men, aged between 22 and 30, had been arrested in a joint operation with the Maritime and Port Authority, and were charged in court on Tuesday, adding that the trio were charged on Tuesday with dishonestly receiving stolen property.

The police seized foreign-registered work boat, as well as $3,501 in cash, for investigations.

Through follow-up investigations, PCG then arrested the four men, who were from a Singapore-registered vessel, for their suspected involvement in the illegal transaction.

Cash amounting to S$630 was also seized.

The men will be charged in court on Thursday with criminal breach of trust as a servant.  If convicted, the four could be jailed up to 15 years each and fined.