In­dian gang held for steal­ing 50 mil­lion liters of crude oil

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Po­lice in Ra­jasthan have cracked a crim­i­nal syn­di­cate ac­cused of smug­gling more than 50 mil­lion liters of crude oil in­side wa­ter tankers from In­dia’s largest on­shore oil­field, an of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day. The theft at the Cairn In­dia oil­field went un­de­tected for nearly six years un­til po­lice in the west­ern desert state ar­rested 25 peo­ple this week for in­volve­ment in the so­phis­ti­cated smug­gling net­work. Lo­cal me­dia re­ported $7.75 mil­lion worth of oil could have been stolen in to­tal from the oil­field run by a sub­sidiary of Bri­tish min­ing gi­ant Vedanta Re­sources.

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