Energy Regulation Board raids six illegal fuel sites in Lusaka.

The Energy Regulation Board ERB has raided six illegal fuel sites in the light industrial area of Lusaka and recovered over 140 drums of fuel.
Three tankers were also impounded, while about 37 suspects were rounded up with undisclosed amounts of money.
In a statement to Breeze News, ERB Public Relations Manager, Kwali Mfuni says that the board worked with DEC, the Drug Enforcement Commission and the Zambia Police in carrying out the operation.
Ms. Mfuni says that ERB carried out the operation following tips from members of the public and Oil Marketing Companies, following widespread illegal fuel vending activities and tanker drivers allegedly supplying fuel uplifted from the Lusaka fuel depot to illegal fuel vendors.
She says that the raids in Lusaka were conducted on Wednesday.
Ms. Mfune says that the joint exercise is schedule to be extended to other parts of the country to act against illegal fuel vending vices.
She says that fuel vending is a threat to public safety and deprives government of revenue.
Ms. Mfune has encouraged members of the public to report illegal fuel vending activities and sites to ERB, DEC of the Zambia Police.

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