Police officers serving in Chechnya destroyed 16 illegal oil rigs and refineries over the last 24 hours. According to the Russian Interior Ministry's temporary press center, 5 gasoline trucks were stopped at local check-points and road-blocks, with authorities confiscating more than 31 tons of illegal petroleum.
The police scoured the Ingush republic's Malgobek district, stopping a gasoline truck, whose driver, a local resident, didn't have any papers allowing him to carry 18 tons of oil inside the truck. (Ingushetia is republic, which borders on Chechnya -- Ed.) A ZIL-131 truck without any license plates was stopped in Chechnya's Tolstoi-Yurt district center. It was driven by a Tolstoi Yurt resident (b. 1974). 8 tons of oil were subsequently confiscated.