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Investigations in several cities in Burkina Faso allowed, in the course of last week, the arrest of dozens people and the closing of several gas stations and fuel deposits. This fuel fraud would be one of the circuits of terrorism financing in Burkina Faso, according to safe sources. The Prosecutor has also opened an investigation for aggravated contraband, money laundering and terrorist financing.
This extensive operation made it possible to interpeller 72 people currently in custody. Contraband products and conventional means seized. Service stations and fuel deposits put under seal. The necessary hearings and arrests will continue to put an end to these practices that paralyze the national economy and which constitute sources of financing of terrorism, emphasizes Prosecutor Harouna Yoda.
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it is using trucks specially furnished inside which are arranged hundreds of last 200 or using tanks that have no document issued by the National Burkinabè Society of Hydrocarbons (Sonabhy) that traffickers operated, according to the Prosecutor.
The other circuit was raised by the newspaper the economist. Hundreds of tanker trucks are sourcing Niger and Benin, with well-established documents, but the fuel in transit for Mali does not pass the border. "It is found in some areas occupied by terrorist groups in Burkina Faso," according to the newspaper. These traffickers passed the various customs, police and gendarmerie positions without any difficulty as if they performed lawful activities, the Prosecutor reports.
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