Roxas police seek safer storage for seized fuel

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By: Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Police here asked the city government to provide a proper and secure storage area for confiscated fuel.

Police Master Sergeant Ramil Arcangeles, public information officer of the Roxas City Police Station, said liters of gasoline and crude oil confiscated by authorities months ago are temporarily in the custody of the Roxas City police station as ordered by the City Prosecutor’s Office.

But Arcangeles said the storage place is unsafe and could cause fires.

The stored fuel also posed danger not only to the police and the public clients but the detainees as well.

Meanwhile, Arcangeles denied reports that they are using the confiscate fuel for personal and official purposes.

He said they cannot touch the fuel stash as they can be held liable by the court and the PNP.