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Customs Seized Fuel Smuggler Rp221 Billion

Written By Kepri Online on Sunday, September 30, 2012 | 14:48

Special Regional Office of Directorate General of Customs Riau Islands province seized crude oil, high speed diesel ) and Marine Fuel Oil worth Rp221 billion in four cases of smuggling involving four tankers and a tugboat.


"This is an achievement that is quite spectacular for the Riau Islands Customs Office, in the not too long could caught four cases of smuggling of fuel, the import and export of three," said Director of Enforcement and Investigation Directorate General of Customs Rahmat Subagyo on the super tanker Martha Global anchored in the waters of Tanjung Balai Karimun Thursday.

Rahmat Subagyo accompanied by the Head Office of the Special General of Riau Islands Customs HB Wicaksono visit to see first hand the continuation of the investigation of the ships fuel smuggler arrested in the water of Riau Islands.

The total value of the seized fuel in four cases, according to him reached Rp221 billion.

"Of the four cases that came to light, the biggest is the case of MT Global Martha carrying nearly 32,000 kiloliters of crude oil valued at Rp216 billion," he said.

MT Martha Global (Indonesian flag) caught in the waters of Tanjung Berakit by patrol boat BC-8005 on 19 September 2012 because it does not include customs documents.

"Fuel is transported from the Global Martha caraway allegedly about to smuggled into Malaysia. Patrol officers caught up and prevention when the vessel was about to cross the border waters," he said.

Three other cases, he explained, the smuggling of 102 tons Marine Fuel Oil worth Rp700 million transported MT Hornett Hornet (flagged Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia).

MT Hornet caught by patrol boat BC-10001 in the same waters on 13 September 2012.

Later, MT Sakthi (ST Kitts & Nevis flag) dinakhodai Sf also caught in the waters of Tanjung Berakit by patrol boat BC-7003 on 14 September 2012. Cargo ship is as much as 650 tons of crude oil worth Rp 4, 5 billion.

The fourth case, he added, is the import smuggling involving MT Admiralty (ST Kitts & Nevis flag) with tugboat Siga-Siga (Indonesian flag) which transfers fuel type High Speed ​​Diesel or diesel from Malaysia are not equipped customs documents.

MT Admiralty and TB Siga-Siga a patrol boat skipper arrested by patroli boat BC-1002 in the waters of Seraya, Batam, on 8 September 2012.

When the officer stopped, the amount of diesel fuel has been transferred to the stomach-Siga Siga about 9 tons of the total charge as much as 951,378 kiloliters. Total estimated value of Admiralty fuel load around Rp100 million.

"The potential losses to the state amounting to Rp20 million in import taxes," he said.

He further said, the skipper of four tankers and a tugboat was named as a suspect smuggling offenses under Article 102A and 102 of Law No17 of 2006 on the Amendment Act No10 of 1995 on Customs.

"Immaterial losses from fuel smuggling cases is destructive to the fuel distribution in the country so as to disrupt the availability of supply of fuel industrial that enabled the industry's rising demand will be met by subsidized fuel," he added. (kepri.antaranews.com)
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