Caught whilst attempting to sell arms

A Chinese crew member of RFA War Bharata was found guilty on 25 November 1926 at a Court in Singapore on charges of being in possession of firearms and ammunition. He was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, ten strokes of the cat and a fine of $100 or three months’ imprisonment by Mr E E Colman, the acting District Judge.

The accused was arrested by the Harbour Board police in possession of seven automatic pistols and 600 rounds of ammunition.