Save yourself the embarrassment” is the slogan that is being touted by the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in its campaign against fuel smuggling.

As part of this tactical campaign, GEA has made clear that it is a criminal offence to: possess, store, transport, sell or even purchase illegal petroleum or petroleum products. If found guilty, GEA has advised that, You are liable to pay a maximum fine of $3M or serve a maximum sentence of three years in prison.

The Agency, located on Quamina Street, Georgetown, is moreover calling on members of the public with information that may assist in stomping out the fuel smuggling scourge. “Do not hesitate to call/text the relevant authorities,” GEA states in an appeal to the public, even as it lists collaborating organisations, including the Ministry of Social Security (227-5214 or 227-5219), the Guyana Revenue Authority (227-6060 exts. 3205, 3207 or 3209), and Customs Anti Narcotics Unit (227-3507); as well as itself (226-0394 or 629-3391) as the relevant authorities to be contacted should a fuel smuggling case be unearthed.    


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