|MT Soechi Anindya (right) smuggling marine fuel oil to MT Fulfill (left)|
"The information we collect, MT Soechi Anindya is thought to have repeatedly smuggled fuel," said Director General of Customs Agung Kuswandono when reviewing the tanker is at anchorage in the Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands Province waters, Friday (16/12).
Agung Kuswandono said will investigating impact of marine fuel oil (MFO) that smuggled by MT Soechi Anindya into the tanker MT Fulfill, Mongolian-flagged on Friday (9 /12).
"We will go into whether the impact on subsidized fuel. MFO that smuggled it does fuel the engine needs nonsubdized for Steam Power Plant in Belawan, Medan. The question where the industry to get fuel while the quota for existing industries that are smuggled," he said.
He said would coordinate with Pertamina, BP Migas and other relevant agencies to uncover patterns of fuel smuggling.
"This is an early stage, in the future we seek will dismantle the patterns of fuel smuggling," he said.
MT Soechi Anindya carry as many as 5200 tons of MFO from Sambu Island, Batam to the needs of Steam Power Plant in Belawan was arrested by the patrol boat BC-20002 was transfer to MT Fulfill in the waters of Tanjung Kedabu, Friday (9 / 12) at 23:00 pm.
When arrested, Soechi Anindya has transferred as much as 180 tons to MT Fulfill. MT Fulfill is in a position to move away with the bow toward the waters of Malaysia.
Regional Special Office of Riau Islands Customs established eight people as suspects in the smuggling case.
The eight suspects snared with Section 102A of the Customs Act by conducting activities outside the moving charge is allowed and export smuggling.