|Gas racket: A large-scale illegal gas trading case is discovered at An Phú Ward, Thuận An Township.—VNA/VNS Photo |Viet Nam News
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Bình Dương southern province’s authorities and police raided a house Thursday and discovered an illegal gas supplying racket.
They found large cylinders and equipment to syphon the gas into smaller bottles in a hut at the rear of the property in the Thuận An Township close to the An Phú Ward.
A record number of 21 gas tanks of 48kg type, 20 tanks of 14kg type, and 1,000 gas mini-bottles with various brands of famous gas companies were seized.
When the inspection force entered the house, dozens of people in the hut were in a hurry to escape.
Nguyễn Thành Danh, deputy head of Bình Dương Province’s market management department, said it was the first ever large-scale illegal gas trading case detected by the local functional forces since the beginning of this year.
He added nearly 1000 of the mini gas bottled found should have only been used once and those checked, failed to meet technical standard. He also said the quality of the gas could not be guaranteed, and would be a potential fire hazard.
The case is still being investigated, and strictly dealt by the relevant authorities of Bình Dương Province in accordance with the law.—VNS