Three caught extracting gas illegally in Binh Duong Province

Police in Binh Duong Province on May 12 caught three people illicitly extracting and trading cooking gas to sell to unsuspecting consumers.

Police conduct a raid at the Gas Viet Company facility

Police seized 125 filled mini-gas cylinders and 32 empty cylinders, one weighing scale and a gas extracting machine at the residence of a man named Nguyen Thi Hong Thu.

Earlier, police had caught Nguyen Van Nguyen red-handed as he was illegally extracting gas in his house. At that time they seized 200 mini-gas cylinders, four 12-kilogram cylinders and one gas extracting machine.

At Tran Thi Hoai’s house in the province, police seized 350 mini-gas cylinders and two gas extracting machines.

Last month, three people were arrested for illegally extracting gas from a local producer in Thuan An Town in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Police seized 2,100 mini-gas cylinders, six 45kg canisters, seven 7kg cylinders, and equipment used to illegally extract gas.

The suspects told the police that they were working for a man living in Ho Chi Minh City and had received VND50-60,000 (US$2-$3) for filling up 300 mini-gas cylinders.

By L.Long – Translated by T.Huong

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