Sucumbíos Ecuador: Military secure gas stations to stop exodus of fuel contraband to Colombia

Posted on August 15, 2012 • Filed under: Border Issues, Colombia, Crime, Ecuador, Oil, Police/Military Activity

Fuel stations were militarized Sucumbíos yesterday to neutralize the smuggling of gasoline daily escapes to Colombia and the informal market in the northern border. The measure is before the Committee on Energy Sovereignty of the province. Military personnel of the Special Forces group and 56 53 Ray Tungurahua that each car handles refueling only once a day. In Sucumbíos there a fleet of private cars tanked 3 to 5 times each day. The fuel is transferred to caches in the border area and then taken to Colombia, where each gallon of gasoline costs $ 5 to $ 8. Read Article

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