In the Penza region opened a criminal case due to damage of pipelines and theft. About it reported in a press-service of SU RF IC in the region.
According to investigators, from March to July 2020, a group of people decided to damage the oil pipeline, owned by “Transneft-Druzhba”, with the purpose of oil theft. “Partners in crime have carried out an unauthorized tie-in with underground pipelines trenchless method length of about 5 km from the highway of the pipeline to the tank farm in the village of Bogoslovka” – said the investigators.
As a result, the criminals have stolen not less than 477 tons of oil worth over 8 million rubles. July 2, law enforcement officers conducted a massive operation to arrest the suspects.Currently arrested three residents of Penza. The investigation is ongoing.