Seven arrested in connection with illegal petroleum trade in St. James

The police have issued a statement on the men who were arrested yesterday in what was believed to be a massive illegal petroleum trade in Montego Bay, St. James.
The police say seven men were arrested during a police/military operation.
They are facing charges under the Petroleum Act.
The security forces seized 20,000 litres of  petrol valued at J$2.5 million.
The police report that shortly after 2pm the team was conducting a special operation at various locations along Bay Road and Pimento Way in Newport East.
Several men were observed along with makeshift gas pumps when they were held.
More than fifty barrels containing petrol were seized, as well as J$200,000 believed to be the proceeds of  the illegal activity.
Motor vehicles were also removed from the locations, as the ownership of each could not be ascertained.

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