Singapore: Jail Time for Two More Bunker Surveyors in Shell Fraud Case

by Ship & Bunker News Team
Tuesday August 30, 2022

Two more bunker surveyors have been jailed for accepting bribes as part of the ongoing MGO heist case from Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery.

A. Duraisamy, was jailed for 10 months and fined $42,870.60, local media outlet Straits Times reports, adding that he will serve an additional seven weeks in jail as he is unable to pay the fine

Duraisamy  was a surveyor with Intertek Testing Services Pte Ltd (Intertek) and Inspectorate Singapore Pte Ltd (Inspectorate) at the material time.

Lee Been Lian (李明連), a surveyor with Intertek at the material time, was jailed for two months and fined $6,795. They will also remain in jail for an additional 19 days due to non-payment of the fine.

The two were part of a group of 12 individuals charged earlier this year for allegedly accepting bribes totalling at least $213,000 by former Shell employees between 2014 and 2017.

They join fellow bunker surveyor Kumunan Rethana Kumaran who was handed jail time last week for their part in the case.