Singapore Police said Monday that they had arrested nine men alleged to have been involved in an illegal transaction off Jurong Shipyard on July 9th of 4mt of marine gas oil, with a market value of about $2,500, reports the Singapore Straits Times. Police Coast Guard officers, acting on a tip-off, investigated a Singapore-registered tugboat with four crew members on board. They found that the crew had sold 4mt of marine gas oil to the crew of a foreign-registered tugboat without the knowledge of their company.
On top of this, cash amounting to $2,200, believed to be part of the transaction, was recovered. The cash was seized. The Police Coast Guard then located the foreign-registered tugboat and detained the five crew members on board, who were unable to provide a satisfactory account of the excess marine gas oil found on their tugboat. The tugboat was seized.