Dubai steps up curbs on illegal diesel trading in sting operation


Eight Dubai Government entities joined hands to inspect 12 companies in the emirate involved in illegal trade in diesel.

The inspections occurred over a two-day period in Ras Al Khor Industrial Area in Dubai. A number of trading companies and agents were penalised for numerous violations ranging from use of unsafe fuel facilities to illegal retailing of diesel.

The committee consisted of representatives of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, Dubai Civil Defence, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, Dubai Municipality, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and the Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc).