Founder of bunker supplier Sentek charged for oil theft

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The founder and Managing Director of Singapore’s homegrown bunker supplier Sentek Marine & Trading has been charged for his alleged involvement in bunker oil theft, it was reported.

Last Thursday, Pai Keng Pheng was charged with abetting the offence of dishonestly receiving stolen property, according to the charge sheet seen by Singapore’s Business Times.

The charge sheet stated that about 2,916 tonnes of marine gas oil (MGO) worth nearly $1.4million had been transferred from Shell’s Pulau Bukom refinery in Singapore to bunker tanker Sentek 22 in March 2017.

The charge against Pai on this case is not the first. In 2018, individuals from Sentek, Shell and others have been charged for their roles in the theft, first uncovered in 2017.