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Dark roads of fuels mafia on the Balkans

30 January 2012 / 16:01:33  GRReporter
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The same official said that there is a network of departmental representatives, tax officials and customs officers, who are doing everything possible to hamper the installation of the control systems.

A little later, the economic prosecutor Grigoris Peponis sent an order to the prosecution to initiate a criminal investigation against former Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance Yannis Kapeleris and the former head of the customs control service Evangelia Pantazi. They were charged with failure to perform their duties to the degree of felony, after which they resigned.

Now, the Greek government aims to install control systems throughout the chain of fuel distribution from refineries to petrol stations, said Prime Minister Lucas Papademos a few days ago in response to a parliamentary question relating to fuel smuggling.

Two of the largest oil companies and the association of fuel trading companies in Greece issued a joint statement, describing cases of fictitious exports of fuels, insufficient control of trade in fuel oil and new ways to tamper with petrol through the use of methanol and toluene.

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