The Federal Integrity Commission revealed on Monday, that cases of fraud and theft of fuel were seized during its transfer to electric power plants in Nineveh, while judicial decisions were issued against officials accused of the theft operations.
The commission said in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Nineveh Investigation Directorate, in cooperation with the Directorate of Oil Police and the security authorities in the province, carried out a process of detecting cases of fraud in the documents of loading two tankers to the Qayyarah gas station," indicating that "the two tankers are not registered for entry, to unload the cargo more than one time, despite the claim that the product was inspected, received and unloaded inside the station."
It added that "the investigation and information-gathering procedures carried out by the directorate led to the discovery that the tankers did not enter the station, in addition to noting violations represented by the station management entering and unloading the tanks without receiving the loading lists from the equipping refineries, which are both the Baiji and Kirkuk refineries."
It also pointed out that “the violations also included overlooking the proven deficiencies in the loading procedures the calibration certificate with the real weight, and the failure to perform the daily matching in the station’s calculator of the received fuel and the deleting of camera records,” pointing out that “a tank loaded with Zayn gas was seized."
The Commission also explained that "a fundamentalist seizure report was organized stating the seizures and along with the criminal evidence, to the judge of the Mosul Investigation Court, which is specialized in oil smuggling cases, who decided to seize the official of weighing and checking the fluids and the official of unloading at the Qayyarah gas station and the Committee for Research and Quality Control, as well as the driver of one of the tanks."