Police busts fuel-smuggling gang

Police said on Friday that they had raided facilities in Keratsini and Neo Perama, west of Athens, where the dye added to ship fuel, which is taxed at a much lower rate than normal diesel, was removed so the fuel could be supplied to several gas stations.

Police also conducted checks at seven gas stations that are thought to have obtained the illegal fuel.

Officers said that it was not immediately clear what the illegal trade was worth and how much the Greek state had lost out on in unpaid taxes but it is estimated that 2.5 million liters of ship fuel was smuggled by the gang.