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Police bust yet another fuel adulteration syndicate in Nairobi’s Industrial area

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,25TH JUNE 2019-Police  have arrested Sixteen people  after a raid at a site in Industrial Area, Nairobi, in connection with fuel adulteration.

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (ERPA) officers carried out the swoop as part of their ongoing crackdown on the illegal activity.

ERPA Director-General Pavel Oimeke said that the Authority, in collaboration with detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, has been monitoring operations at the site for weeks before they pounced.

“This illegal activity has been going on for a while now and we have been carrying out surveillance with DCI and on Friday we arrested the individuals who are part of the syndicate,” said Mr Oimeke.

He said that the 16 suspects will be arraigned on Tuesday.

Mr Oimeke also said that they are also looking for the landlord who will be charged with allowing illegal activities on the property.

The director-general added that they have so far they have closed over 100 such illegal sites around the country where more than 8,000 litres of adulterated fuel has been found.

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