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Mobile gas station seized, masterminds arrested and charged

Published: Wednesday January 8, 2014 | 9:38 am Comments 0

The police have arrested and charged three men following the seizure of a motor truck and equipment used to operate a mobile gas station in Lawrence Tavern, St Andrew.

Members of the Island Special Constabulary Force made the seizure on December 21.

The men are to appear in the Half-Way Tree Resident Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, January 15.

Some of the items seized include a petrol pump, 14 motor vehicle tyres, a cable and mechanical tools.

The police say a team was on patrol when a man was seen pumping gas from a tank in the back of a motor truck.

The truck was reportedly retrofitted to look like a gas station.

The police say the man was unable to provide a license permitting him to sell gasolene.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with breaches of the Petroleum Act.

Another man who later turned up at a police station was also arrested and charged.

Meanwhile, the police are warning members of the public not to buy petroleum from unlicensed petroleum dealers.

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