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AGC-MPA-SPF Media Release - Criminal Syndicate Convicted Of Tampering With Mass Flow Meters To Cheat Over US$300k Worth Of Marine Fuel Oil

Nine members of a criminal syndicate have been convicted in 2020 and 2021 for offences under the Computer Misuse Act, for using industrial strength magnets to tamper with the Mass Flow Meter (“MFM”) equipment on board bunker tankers Southernpec 6 and Southernpec 7 to cheat buyers of marine fuel oil (“MFO”). The buyers were cheated of US$336,930.63 worth of MFO in total. The matter was jointly investigated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (“MPA”) and the Singapore Police Force (“SPF”). 

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Last updated / reviewed on 30 Sep 2021