Nine people sentenced to prison in Singapore for extensive bunker fraud

A court in Singapore has sentenced nine people to prison in a case of extensive bunker fraud for more than USD 300,000.

A ship bunkering in the port of Singapore. No relation to the persons or companies mentioned in the article. | Photo: Alphonsus Chern/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Nine people have been convicted in a Singapore court and are now headed for prison in the extensive bunker fraud case involving the use of magnets to cheat buyers of marine fuel.

According to the case documents, nine members of a criminal syndicate tampered with the mass flow meters, which are used to ensure that ships receive the amount of bunker fuel they've paid for.

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