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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Illegal Refinery Found

MOSCOW -- Tax police have uncovered a refinery that processed up to 50 tons of stolen oil daily in a remote area of southern Russia, Itar-Tass reported over the weekend.

The refinery processed oil siphoned from wells and pipelines in the Stavropol region, about 1,200 kilometers south of Moscow. Tax authorities seized two 20-ton tank trunks carrying full loads, Itar-Tass said Sunday

In the last year, 17 illegal refineries have been discovered in Stavropol.