|Economic police have found about 6,000 gas cylinders illegally reprocessed by Thái Dương manufacturing and trading company in Tây Ninh Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Lê Đức Hoảnh
TÂY NINH — Economic police in the southern province of Tây Ninh have discovered a company illegally reprocessing and utilising thousands of fake cylinders to extract gas for sale in domestic markets.
The Thái Dương manufacturing and trading company, based in Gia Bình Commune, Trảng Bàng District, was caught on Thursday reprocessing a total of about 6,000 gas containers of between 12kg and 45kg with different labels including TT Gas, Total, Shell, V-Gas and SIAM Gas.
When the police burst into one of the company’s workshops in An Hòa Commune, they found workers cutting hand grips, replacing stands, chiseling old labels, repainting, welding and changing product numbers and brands.
Workers said that after reprocessing, containers would be labeled with the Thái Dương brand name then moved to the final gas extraction for domestic consumption, particularly in provincial markets.
In particular, while being asked about the products’ market documents, the company could not show any accreditation certificates, trading licence or quality guarantee papers.
Police confirmed the company had violated trading and manufacturing regulations.
Its violations included acts of fraud, appropriation of designs and trademarks, trading of fake and unqualified product, all of which may endanger customers.
Currently, the Tây Ninh Department of Economic Police is continuing to work with the leadership of Thái Dương company to decide on punishments. — VNS