NPA Intercepts Smuggled Fuel

NPA Intercepts Smuggled Fuel

 

 

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) in collaboration with the security agencies have intercepted a commercial vehicle loaded with illicit petroleum products in the Lambussie Karni District of the Upper West Region. The products contained in jerry cans popularly known as “Kufuor Gallons” are suspected to be

 

smuggled from the neighboring country, Burkina Faso into Ghana. The Vehicle with registration number UW113-14, which was plying an unapproved route with the said unwholesome petroleum products on board, was impounded on Tuesday the December 13, 2022. The vehicle and the products are currently in

 

 

custody pending further investigations. Speaking with the media, the Upper West Regional Manager of the NPA, Bashiru Natogma, cautioned petroleum consumers to desist from buying such smuggled petroleum products. He said the only facilities authorized to sell petroleum products are the fuel filling stations. Mr Natogma urged commercial transport owners to caution their drivers against using their vehicles in transporting such illicit products “because it is illegal and also puts the lives of the public at risk.”