Friday, 8 January 2010

The Stolen RMAF Jet Engines: How An Army Sergeant OutSmarts RMAF and the Police to Steal Two Fighter Jet Engines to Argentina (or Uruguay?)

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Art Harun


Malaysian Insider reported:
Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Sgt N. Tharmendran and company director Rajandran Prasad were today charged in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today in connection with the theft of two F-5E jet engines amid cynicism that the government has covered up the scandalous theft.

Sergeant Tharmendran, 42, was charged with stealing the engines. Company Director Rajandran, 37, was charged with disposing of the engines. The case has been fixed for mention on Feb 11.
And so, it appears that it WASN'T that difficult to breach our national defence system after all.

Let's see.
  1. Any Sergeant would be able to authorise the removal of two jet engines from the jet.
  2. He then would personally remove the jet engines from the jet.
  3. Then he would drive a fork lift and lifted the engines onto a truck or whatever.
  4. Then he would drive the truck out of the base.
  5. He would show all the documentation for the transportation of the engines out of that base, which he had obviously forged.
  6. Then he drove to the port.
  7. In the meantime, he would have prepared and forged all shipping documents and arranged the freight.
  8. He then cleared the customs.
  9. He also arranged the sale and purchase transaction.
  10. This SPM/STPM qualified Sergeant apparently had the all the connections with international illegal arm dealers and underground arm smugglers allowing him to arrange the sale. All the while, he also managed to communicate with those people undetected.
  11. His calls were never intercepted by our army intelligent nor the police.
  12. Our police, who had successfully traced RPK from a worm hole in Great Britain did NOT manage to trace all these things. No Sir, no.
  13. After various correspondence and due diligence, the sale was concluded.
  14. He then shipped the engines.
  15. The sale was completed.
  16. Engines delivered.
  17. He managed to get the Bank Negara clearance. Yes. The Sergeant knows how to do that too.
  18. Money paid to the Sergeant's account.
  19. Oh wait, did he used the money changer?
The IGP confidently announced that,

"The stolen engines have been taken to Argentina. We have to check if the engines are still in that country."
Oh wait, the engines were shipped to Argentina but the ship stopped at Uruguay along the way. May be the Captain of the ship had to pee in Uruguayan port. Now, apparently, the engines are in Uruguay.

The Attorney General is now reported to have said,
“Police managed to trace the containers carrying the engines to Argentina where it was off-loaded onto another vessel and shipped to Uruguay. (The Star report)
Yes, it surely wasn't easy to just cart away jet engines from an air base, which presumably, is a heavily guarded area, unless of course, everybody had transformed themselves into big insects with multiple legs which SLEEP all the time.
-Art Harun


ktteokt said...

The guys in RMAF must be either blind or deaf if they did not notice this sergeant removing such a huge engine from the aircraft SINGLEHANDEDLY!

IPOHKIA said...

Rakyat Malaysia,
Those days RMAF General and Colonels are highly educated but today the minister of defence is also another moron, the worse was the AG manage to get the theif involve, RMAF Sergeant, and if this big engine can be handled by single person and outsiders, I believe we Rakyat Malaysia got to be more worried, Bank Negara money will face the same fate, Petronas money will be gone too, soon. To steal a Kancil engine, I believe we need at least 3 person, but jet engine need only one RMAF Sergeant, even Papua New Guinea abrogines starts to laugh at Malaysian Government.

ktteokt said...

I was at a workshop lately when my car's engine went out of tune and I saw how much labour has to be put in removing the engine of another car! So, don't tell me it is easier to remove the engine of a plane!