SANTO DOMINGO.- 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.