According to the local authorities' estimates, the country lost more than $3 billion last year due to rampant gasoline theft
State Fraud Unit Axed, Leaving Fuel Thieves To DAs: "The pursuit of fuel tax bandits is now falling to local prosecutors after a Texas political standoff resulted with the quiet axing of the tiny statewide legal team and some worry that could see a new rise in gasoline theft
schemes in the Lone Star State."
There has been an increase in gasoline theft
, with customers driving off before they pay at the pump.
The Federal Preventative Police (PFP)--an arm of the SSP--have claimed significant advances in fighting cargo theft and gasoline theft
To ensure the nation's energy supply, the company cracked down on corruption, especially on gasoline theft
. The fight against corruption saved the company $300 million in only two months, says Calderon.
The same individual was observed leaving the scene in a vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle wanted in connection with the gasoline theft
. Upon discovering the victim officer lying next to his patrol car and bleeding from his wound, a citizen used the patrol car radio to summon help.
is another crime the SSP is actively fighting.
Rowlands had proposed the "pay-first" condition as a means to thwart gasoline thefts
by patrons who drive off without paying.