The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug police filed a criminal case against a local resident who is suspected of stealing more than 100 tons of oil. This was reported to URA.RU in the district department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“It was established that in July 2022, by unauthorized connection to a pressure oil pipeline located in the region of 183 kilometers of the Surgut-Nizhnevartovsk highway, an attacker was pumping oil. From the tie-in point, it was distilled by means of a hose laid along the ground. The stolen goods were pumped into the tanks of cars,” the department said.
The preliminary damage from the actions of the suspect is estimated at 3 million rubles. The total amount of stolen oil is more than 126 tons of oil.
Earlier, URA.RU reported that more than a hundred tons of oil were stolen from the residents of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. Law enforcers believe that the attackers managed to steal more than 125 tons.
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