Taiwanese Boat Falsely Flying Singapore Flag Investigated by Indonesian Authorities for Drug Smuggling

12 Feb 2018

            The Indonesian navy had on Wednesday, 7 Feb 2018, intercepted a fishing boat smuggling one tonne of crystal methamphetamine off the waters of Batam island.


2.         The boat is not a Singapore-registered boat. It is registered in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, as “Shun De Man No.66”.  Preliminary investigations by the Indonesian authorities show that at the time of interception, the Taiwanese syndicate had used the fictitious name “Sunrise Glory” for the boat and falsely flown the Singapore flag.


3.         Investigations by the Indonesian authorities are ongoing.



12 FEBRUARY 2018