The People’s Committee of Central Highlands Dak Nong Province has fined three businesses a total of VND500 million (US$21,500) for trading low-quality gasoline, news.zing.vn reported.
|A filling station in Dak Nong Province's Gia Nghia Commune has been closed for selling fake petrol. — Photo news.zing.vn|
Thanh Hang Private Enterprise, located in Dak Mil District’s Duc Manh Commune, has been fined nearly VND330 million ($14,190) for selling low-quality RON 95 gasoline. The committee has revoked the enterprise’s certificate of eligibility to act as a petrol and oil retail agent for a month.
The amount of gasoline sold was estimated at VND110 million ($4,730).
Ma Viet Private Enterprise, located in Krong No District’s Nam N’dir Commune, has been fined roughly VND98 million ($4,214) and had their business license suspended for the same violation.
The gasoline sold was estimated to be worth more than VND32 million ($1,376).
Quoc Vinh Private Enterprise, located in Cư Jút District’s Đắk Wil Commune, has been fined VND80 million ($3,440).
The three companies were required to stop operation for further investigation.
In May, the Ministry of Public Security, in co-operation with Dak Nong Province’s Police Department, broke up a large-scale fake petrol production and trading ring.
The ring, led by Trinh Suong, was found to have been purchasing solvent for the production of their fake gasoline since January 2017. About six million litres of fake fuel was produced on a monthly basis.
The fake fuel was sold in seven localities in the country.
The police made a series of raids on filling stations and seized more than three million litres of substances, tanks and colourings as materials for fake fuel.
Suong, as well as 27 suspects, were arrested and faced legal proceedings for producing and trading counterfeit gasoline.
The Police Department of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has decided to initiate criminal proceedings and detained 23 people involved in the production and trading of fake fuels.
Officials of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang have admitted their failure to uncover a major fake gasoline manufacturing and trading ring led by local trader Trinh Suong, 50, chairman and director of My Hung Co., Ltd.
Major fuel trader Trinh Suong, chairman and director of My Hung Co., Ltd, in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, is being held in police custody for allegedly producing and trading fake fuel products.