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MP is enforcing enforcement action against those engaging in illegal fuel trading in SDO

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic).- The Intellectual Property and Illicit Trade Elimination Unit of the Attorney General’s Office and the Santo Domingo Oeste Public Prosecutor’s Office obtained the imposition of coercive measures against two individuals accused of illegally storing, selling and distributing hydrocarbon products and their derivatives

The Public Prosecutor’s Office managed to persuade the Permanent Court of this judicial district to impose coercive measures against Fernando Aníbal Santana Brito and Kerlinn Michel Santana Brito, which consisted of the payment of a financial guarantee of three hundred thousand pesos (RD$300,000) and obstruction to leave the country and periodic submission to the Secretary of State on the 30th day of each month for a period of six months.

The State Ministry points out that the actions of the defendants constitute a violation of Articles 16, 30 paragraphs 2 and 7 and 31 of Law No. 17-19 on Combating Illicit Trade, Smuggling and Counterfeiting of Regulated Products applicable to the Operation typical are, without license or registration, the marketing within the national territory of products or goods that do not comply with the technical standards in force, in addition to Article 175 paragraphs 5 and 7 of Law 64-00 on Environment and Natural Resources; Articles 2, 3, 6, 7 and 9 paragraph 2 of Law 155-17, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and Articles 265 and 266 of the Dominican Penal Code.

The operation to dismantle the illegal trading operation carried out by the defendants was carried out by the UPI-PGR in Santo Domingo Oeste in coordination with the Specialized Fuel Control Corps (CECCOM), employing a total of seven hundred and sixty-eight (768) gallons Diesel stored without the parameters required by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and MSMEs, without the appropriate permit or license from the authorities of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, in several oily waste tankers and several fuel and oily waste storage tanks.

Each of these tanks has a storage capacity of 1,500 to 5,000 gallons of fuel.

One hundred eighty-two thousand pesos (RD$182,600.00) were also seized in the operation.

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