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Police unravel wide web of fuel fraud

Crooks cook up gas scam and cheat country out of B5bn a year by selling household LPG to roadside filling stations

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The misuse of cooking gas as vehicle fuel is keeping police busy in their investigations into illegal fuel retailing operations at the expense of the public purse. 

Police became suspicious when the Energy Ministry reported a jump in demand for cooking gas in the past two years.

The demand is not consistent with the country's gross domestic product. It meant more cooking gas was being ordered than it was actually needed by households.

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