Al-Zamili: Mafias and companies smuggle half of Iraqi oil and influential people blow up electricity towers
Al-Zamili told Shafaq News Agency, that he hosted today the Energy Police Commander, Major General Ghanem Muhammad, at the request of the Parliamentary Oil and Gas Committee, to discuss major violations, including oil smuggling and energy transmission lines, which cost Iraq millions of dollars.
Al-Zamili added that some of those responsible for smuggling operations are building a house or a farm near the oil tanker line in order to carry out smuggling operations, pointing out that those responsible for smuggling operations are specialists, some of whom work in international companies through the use of special equipment for smuggling companies, because the smuggling process Ordinary citizens do not use them, as devices and equipment have been found by solid international companies that carry out this work and under the supervision of specialized engineers and technicians to carry out smuggling operations.
Later, Al-Zamili's office issued a statement saying that the latter chaired an expanded meeting of the Parliamentary Oil and Energy and Security and Defense Committees, during which the Energy Police Commander, Major General Ghanem Muhammad, and a number of leaders and officers in the Police Command were hosted, in the presence of representatives of the security guards affiliated with the Oil and Energy Police.
The statement quoted Al-Zamili during the hosting, which took place at the request of Representative Haider Al-Mansoori, as saying, “What is an indication of confirmed information is that the smuggling of oil derivatives amounts to half the size of the actual source of Iraqi oil, and this means wasting huge financial fortunes that go to mafias.” Specialized window destinations that have hired international oil companies to install smuggling equipment.
He continued, "Sabotage also affected the electricity sector, where the energy towers were bombed once at the hands of terrorism with the aim of destabilizing, and several times at the hands of influential parties seeking to obtain a maintenance contract and reconstruction of these towers that are being sabotaged, according to the available information," noting that "" These violations also affect border crossings, taxes, customs and ports, all of which deprive the country and the Iraqis of huge returns, which will make a big positive change if they go in the right direction.”
The First Deputy confirmed, according to a statement by his office, that "reducing these violations requires a serious pause by the legislative and executive authorities and providing special support to the security services to put an end to this phenomenon that is now threatening the economy of Iraq, and destroying the country's capabilities, and it must be struck no matter who the parties are behind it." .
And the statement indicated, that "during the meeting, clarification was made about a number of files, including: the file of the Energy Police personnel and their transformation into civilians, as well as the violations that occur in some areas. firm security and the eradication of corrupt elements.
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