Control over illegal circulation of balloon gas and alcohol will be strengthened in Odesa region

21 February 2020, 12:10
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First Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Ovechkin instructed to tighten control over illegal circulation of alcohol and balloon gas. According to profile experts, cases of illegal retailing of natural gas in the region have increased in the region. It is a two-way sale: the gas station and the truck.

Both activities are illegal and require licensing. Currently, the villagers are riders who fill bottles at a reduced price and do not guarantee the quality of fuel. Turning to such "entrepreneurs", people put themselves at great risk. Vyacheslav Ovechkin instructed to collect information on all these cases and take appropriate measures.

“First of all, I ask you to pay attention to this issue at the gas station. If they do indeed illegally fill gas cylinders, this will be grounds for revocation of licenses and further proceedings. For private travelers traveling in search of money, I also ask to collect data on all cases. We need to find out where they are fishing, collect evidence of their activities, and erase this business from the map of our region forever, ”said Vyacheslav Ovechkin.

With regard to alcohol abuse, an interagency working group has already been set up and is in operation. At present, 33 inspections have been carried out and illegal products totaling over UAH 13 million have been seized. In the next days, law enforcement officers will investigate 31 more facts of illegal sale of alcohol. Large-scale audits of establishments selling alcohol on the beaches of the region are also planned.