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Indonesia navy caught a boat smuggling large quantity of old SAF No.4 uniform on Wednesday (09 November 2016) unloading goods near pulau galang, an island located 40km southeast of batam.
Tanjung pinang naval base commander, first admiral s irawan said:
“There were a total of 19 large quantity of smuggled goods ranging from used electronic equipment, such as television sets and washing machines. One among the 19 quantity carried only military attire, including combat boots, that he believed were SAF-issued items.”
“The question now is why that much military attire is being sent to Batam…we will investigate,”
The unauthorised sale of SAF uniforms or equipment is an offence under military law in Singapore. Those guilty of misappropriation or theft of SAF property can be jailed for up to three years.
Both the captain and driver of the boat are being held in tanjung pinang for questioning.