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Criminal Group Stealing Diesel Fuel from Petroleum Products Trunk Pipeline Detained in Moscow Region

Date of publication: 16 December 2019

On 13 December 2019, members of a criminal group involved in diesel fuel theft from the Ring Petroleum Products Trunk Pipeline of Transneft Upper Volga were detained in Domodedovsky District of Moscow Region.

An illegal tapping in the PPTP line in Moscow Region was detected thanks to the joint efforts by the law enforcement agencies, the Security Directorate of Transneft Upper Volga and Transneft’s departmental security. Petroleum products were stolen via a 400 m offshoot which led to the territory of a garage cooperative. Five suspects and two vehicles with installed tanks were found. About 1 tonne of stolen petroleum products was confiscated from the criminals.

Currently, a criminal case is ongoing, searches and investigation are conducted by the police.

Transneft Upper Volga Press Service