Fuel smugglers plead guilty

Kuala Lumpur: Two ship captains have pleaded guilty in Malaysia to trading and illegal possession of diesel totalling 528,697 litres.

The captain of MT Christine, Hasanul Idris, 44, from Indonesia, was in possession of 280,191 litres of diesel without proper documents on May 19 while Myanmar national Capt Kyaw Zay Yaa, 51, of MT TJ 99, was caught trading 248,506 litres of diesel without proper licence in Malaysian waters near Tanjung Belungkor on May 6, at around 8.30pm. 

Sessions Court Judge Salawati Djambari fined both the accused RM100,000 and in default one month’s jail. [16/07/14]

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