|Quỳnh Mỹ gas station owned by Kiên Lục Entreprise is accused of selling poor-quality petrol. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
NGHỆ AN — Nghệ An Province Police Department of Criminal Investigation in Economic Management and Positions (PC 46) on Thursday began its investigation into a case related to making and selling poor-quality A92 petrol.
Defendants Trần Văn Tuấn of Kiên Lục Entreprise in Quỳnh Lưu District and Phan Thị Thanh of Thanh Ngũ Entreprise in Diễn Châu District are accused of producing and selling counterfeit goods and cheating customers.
On October 10, Nghệ An Province’s functional forces found that the two enterprises were mixing cheap solvent and colouring powder into A92 petrol to sell to customers.
With the help of the defendants’ testimonies, the functional forces discovered that since August 2017, more than two million litres of poor-quality A92 had been consumed.
Analyses of 12 samples collected from a gas station distributing Kiên Lục Entreprise’s petrol showed that 11 were substandard according to the National Technical Regulations.
According to the value-added invoices collected, solvent price is VNĐ10,600 (US$0.5) per litre while A92 petrol price is VNĐ18.000 ($0.7) per litre. — VNS