National Oil Corporation (NOC) and the Brega Petroleum Marketing Company (BPMC) welcomed on Saturday the Attorney General’s decision to arrest the owners of fuel stations allegedly involved in smuggling operations.
Head of the Investigations Bureau at Libya’s Attorney General’s Office, Siddiq Al-Sour, issued an arrest warrant for 103 owners of fuel stations suspected of involvement in the smuggling of fuel and illegal trade, in addition to the closure of other 115 fuel stations and suspending fuel supply to them, according to a statement by NOC and BPMC.
The statement added that Al-Sour instructed the director of the Cash and Banking Control Department at the Central Bank of Libya to freeze the accounts of suspected fuel station owners in all banks operating in the country pending investigation.
NOC and BPMC have submitted earlier a list of 1,200 non-conforming fuel stations to the Attorney General’s Office, according to the statement.
Both companies called on citizens to report any violations monitored in fuel stations to the official page of BPMC on Facebook.