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Detectives bust fuel siphoning syndicate off Kangundo road

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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have raided a site off Kangundo Road and seized thousands of litres of siphoned fuel.

It is reported that the crackdown by the Operations Support Unit also saw a trailer, two fuel tankers, generators fitted with hosepipes, funnels, 20 litter jerrycans and several tanks containing unestablished amounts of siphoned fuel confiscated.

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The DCI officers were tipped about the spillage and the illegal business by a member of the public.

The well-organized criminal syndicate involved in the illegal operations got wind of police presence through their informers and, locked the main entrance from within, secured enough time to hole up. Therefore evading arrest,” said DCI on X.

After preliminary investigations, the detectives believe that the business operators are linked to the April 12, 2024 raid conducted behind Shell petrol station off Lunga Road in Nairobi where 41 suspects were rounded up and charged, but the five tankers found at the site later released through a court order.

“The DCI thanks members of the public who continue to volunteer actionable information on this illegal business, as they contribute pragmatically to prevention of loss of lives through unfortunate cases of infernos such as the dreadful February 2 Embakasi gas explosion,” said DCI.

Further, the DCI has reached out to stakeholders including licensed distributors and government agencies to support multi-agency efforts to break the organised criminal rings.









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