Illicit fuel smuggling persists in Omusati: Simaho

Omusati Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Simaho, has said despite numerous alleged fuel smugglers being arrested, the problem persists.

This follows the arrest of a 20-year-old man at Onelombo village in the Etayi Constituency on Sunday, who was reportedly found in possession of 31 containers of diesel and three containers of petrol, suspected to have been smuggled into Namibia from Angola.

‘After the suspect failed to produce satisfactory legality of his possession, he was charged with contravening the Petroleum Products and Energy Act of 1990,’ Simaho said.

The diesel was smuggled in 25 litre containers and the petrol in five litre and 25 litre containers.

The deputy commissioner urged members of the public to desist from keeping containers of petrol and diesel at their homes as it poses a serious risk.

Source: Namibia Press Agency