JOHOR BARU: An Indonesian ship captain was slapped with a RM100,000 fine at the Sessions Court here after pleading guilty to illegally possessing 81,397 litres of diesel.
Judge Muhammad Jamil Hussin ordered for the fine, in default six months in jail, right after the captain of Selina Official, Augus, 26, pleaded guilty.
Augus failed to pay the fine and was taken to prison.
A huge amount of fuel was found inside the vessel at jetty Teluk Kabong near Tanjung Puteri in Pasir Gudang here on May 9 at around 11.45pm.
Augus had bought the controlled item, which is subsidised, from Makmur Marine Trading Sdn Bhd, located along Jalan Permas 10 in Bandar Baru Permas Jaya here in Masai.
Augus had transferred the diesel into the vessel without approval from the authorities and committed an offence under Section 20(1) of the Control Supplies Act 1961 (Act 122).
He was charged under Section 22(1) of the same Act (Amendment 2006) which carries a maximum fine of RM100,000 or three years’ jail term or both upon conviction.
Judge Muhammad Jamil ordered that the Selina Official ship together with its cargo be handed to the Government.
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