Eight shops are interdicted by irregular sale of LPG

Throughout the action were seized 86 cylinders of LPG undocumented. They were inspected outlets located in neighborhoods Gilberto Mestrinho, Armando Mendes and Zumbi of Palmares.
08/02/2017 10h37 - Updated 8/02/2017 18h41
Photo: Erlon Rodrigues/PC-AM

The Civil Police of Amazonas, along with representatives of the National Petroleum Agency, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), broke out in the morning on Tuesday, day 7, the northern and eastern areas of Manaus, Operation "Safe Gas 1", which aimed to combat illegal sales of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (GLP), popularly known as "cooking gas". Over the work 17 commercial establishments were inspected and the owners of eight trades were reported and fined from R $ 50 one thousand, each, After detected the irregularity.

The operation, coordinated by the delegate Rozenildo Benedetto, holder of Police Specialized in Crimes against the State Treasury (DECCFPE), with the participation of delegates and researchers working on the 2nd, 8º, 11º, 12º, 14º, 16º, 17º 19º, 22º, and 30 Police Districts Integrated (DIPs), Specialized Police in Combating Energy Theft, Water, Gas and Telecommunications Services (DECFS) Police and Specialized in Traffic Accidents (Deat), besides ANP tax.

Throughout the action were seized 86 cylinders of LPG undocumented. They were inspected outlets located in neighborhoods Gilberto Mestrinho, Armando Mendes and Zumbi of Palmares, located on the east side, as well as trades in the New Town neighborhood, in the north. According holder DECCFPE, the operation was triggered after the ANP servers receive complaints reporting the irregular sale of LPG in the capital.

Inspection report – Benedetto said that ANP will receive the inspection report and will initiate police investigations. After the completion of the procedures, the documents will be sent to court. O fiscal da ANP, Heberton Soares, He explained that to work with the gas sale is necessary to obtain permission from the ANP. as Soares, It is also required Auto Document Inspection, issued by the Fire Department of the State of Amazonas Military (CBMAM).

"In addition to the license CBMAM, you also need to have a prepared area to store bottles, plus extinguishers. That is, You need a whole security apparatus for the resale of LPG. Commercial points, that do not meet these security requirements for resale, besides having the seized bottles, the owners are fined and receive penalty from R $ 50 one thousand. They may also respond to administrative and criminal proceedings ", clarified the ANP tax.

Heberton Soares reported that illegal resales occur because some authorized resellers assemble a clandestine trade group aiming for higher profit. "There is only illegal resale of gas because some authorized dealers end up encouraging this illegal market, It is fought by the Civil Police, in the criminal area, and the ANP, the administrative part ", scored.


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