Iraq... Seizing an oil smuggling headquarters and arresting six people

23 May, 2022
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Iraq... Seizing an oil smuggling headquarters and arresting six people

The Iraqi Energy Police Directorate announced the seizure of an illegal headquarters for smuggling oil and its derivatives in Anbar, confirming the arrest of six suspects in the operation.


The directorate said in a statement that "according to the directives of the Director-General, Major General Ghanem Al-Husseini, to follow up and prosecute the gangs smuggling oil and its derivatives and violators, and with a joint duty between the Seventh Regiment, Anbar Oil Police Station and the Individual Security Detachment, and after obtaining judicial approvals, the force was able to seize a den used in smuggling oil and its derivatives. and illegal trade in Anbar province.


She added that "the operation resulted in the arrest of six suspects and the seizure of 12 tankers, 6 of which were loaded with petroleum products, in addition to large tanks and other materials used in trading."


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