Venezuela detains three vessels
Subsidised petrol smuggled to neighbouring countries.
Venezuela detains three vessels for suspected fuel smuggling: navy
BY MIRCELY GUANIPA
Three vessels suspected of smuggling subsidized fuel from Venezuela’s refinery-rich Paraguana peninsula were detained this week by the country’s navy, a local commander said on Saturday.
Sources told Reuters on Monday that seven people had been arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle diesel in a tanker owned by state oil company PDVSA.
Admiral Andres Gomez, commander of a local navy unit, confirmed tanker ‘Negra Hipolita’ was found with an excess load of 50,000 barrels of diesel fuel at the Cardon refinery.
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