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Jakarta Post

Five arrested in Riau on suspicion of tapping into Chevron pipeline

  • Rizal Harahap

    The Jakarta Post

Pekanbaru   /   Wed, November 20 2019   /  12:43 am

The Riau Police have arrested five individuals in separate locations across the province for allegedly tapping into an oil pipeline owned by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, the local subsidiary of United States-based oil and gas giant Chevron Corporation.The five suspects — identified only as JH, DP, HT, BS and NS — were suspected of siphoning oil from the company’s pipeline for two years, Riau Police chief Insp. Gen. Agung Setya Imam Effendi told journalists on Monday.The police said an investigation had revealed that the suspects had siphoned off 349,000 liters of crude oil. The illicit practice caused more than Rp 1.9 billion (US$135,172) in losses.“We arrested them over two months,” Agung said on Monday.According to the police, each suspect allegedly played a different role in stealing the oil.The police allege that DP served as the field coordinator and looked for ...