Blitz closes 3 gas stations without a license


Diário de S. Paulo, 16/04/2005

Three gas stations were closed yesterday in the capital during a joint operation between the Civil Police, Contru and the State Department of Finance. Among the reasons for the closure are the failure to deliver tax documents to the Treasury, the absence of a license from the ANP (National Petroleum Agency) and a Contru permit.

The closing of the stations, however, did not occur based on Law 11.292 / 05, sanctioned last Tuesday by Governor Geraldo Alckmin, which provides for the measure for establishments that sell adulterated fuel. During the operation, technicians took samples from the fuel pumps. The material will be sent for analysis to the Technological Research Institute (IPT). Since December last year, the state government has stepped up enforcement in establishments that sell adulterated fuel.

In the period, more than 1.600 service stations were inspected and 8,6 million liters of fuel were seized. With the operations, the Government also recorded an increase of R $ 115 million in the collection of ICMS in the months of February and March. (DB) worked without permission to use. Those who had no documentation had their belongings seized by the inspection. The Subprefecture of Lapa reported that snack carts, cane grinders, among other objects, were seized, in addition to 10 pass stands.