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Petrolimex Long An head arrested for involvement in substandard fuel ring
The Saigon Times
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Petrolimex Long An head arrested for involvement in substandard fuel ring

The Saigon Times

The headquarters of Petrolimex Long An – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – Dong Nai Province police arrested Luong Dinh Tien, director of Petrolimex Long An, this morning, April 15, for his alleged involvement in producing and trading in 2.7 million liters of substandard fuel.

The Dong Nai Province police also collaborated with the Long An Province police and Criminal Police Department to raid the headquarters of Petrolimex Long An at No. 10, Tra Quy Binh Street, Ward 2, Tan An City, Long An Province.

Tien was appointed as director of Petrolimex Long An on October 1, 2020.

The substandard-fuel ring was co-led by Phan Thanh Huu, residing in HCMC, and Nguyen Huu Tu, residing in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, both aged 64.

Up to now, the Dong Nai Police Department has filed charges against more than 40 people involved in the ring and seized 10 vessels, six tank trucks, 2.7 million liters of substandard fuel, VND120 billion in cash and many other valuable assets.

On February 6, the department cooperated with the Criminal Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security to dispatch more than 500 police officers to inspect the storehouses, gas stations, workplaces and houses of those allegedly involved in the ring in Dong Nai, Can Tho, Vinh Long, Long An, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and HCMC.

According to the initial results of the investigation, the ring provided an average of over one million liters of substandard fuel a day to the market. Since August 2020, more than 200 million liters of substandard fuel had been sold.

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