On Wednesday 28th July 2021, Customs Enforcement Officers seized one locally registered vehicle and sixteen containers partially filled with fuel.
The incident took place in the early hours, at around 0050hrs, when Officers identified a locally registered private vehicle which appeared to be filling plastic containers with fuel at a local petrol station. The driver of the suspect vehicle, upon realising the officers had seen him, sped away hazardously and dangerously in a southerly direction, pulling and breaking off the petrol hose from the petrol pump.
A search for the vehicle was conducted and approximately 0100hrs the vehicle was found abandoned in the area of Laguna Estate. A search of the vehicle was conducted, revealing sixteen containers partially filled with fuel and the petrol hose. Other personal items were also found.
The Royal Gibraltar Police and the Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service were called to make the area safe.
The investigation continues.