10 May 2011

Singaporeans jailed for Fiji bank note theft

12:58 pm on 10 May 2011

Three Singaporean men have been jailed for the theft of more than 500,000 US dollars belonging to the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

FBC News reports that Abdul Quadir Katu Miah, a time-keeper and container-checker, pleaded guilty to five of nine charges and was jailed a total of five years.

He had conspired with Azhar Abdul Shukor and Musa Mohmad to steal the money on board the MV Pacific Voyager, berthed in Singapore last August.

Lashing foreman Azhar, who entered the vessel with Musa and moved the $1m in $20 denominations, was given four years and nine months after pleading guilty to four of six charges.

Musa, also a lashing foreman, was jailed for four years on two of four charges.