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Agents seize 9 trucks with 90,000 gallons of smuggled fuel

DominicanToday.com – Agents of the Industry and Commerce Ministry’s fuel control  dept. (CECCOM) on Tuesday seized nine tanker trucks transporting more  than 90,000 gallons of fuel smuggled into the country.

The tankers were caught Haina Oriental Port while preparing to  transport the fuel, which was a taken to CECCOM headquarters as part of  the investigation.

Immediately, Industry and Commerce minister Jose del Castillo said  his administration will continue a firm pursuit to halt the smuggling of  petroleum products. “Anyone caught in the irregular work will be held  and charged”.

Industry and Commerce said the seized tankers had a permit to purge  the bilge water from the ship STX ACE 11, but obtained the information  they were carrying smuggled fuel.

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