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Police report uncovering the illegal storage of 265 LP gas tanks in the eastern capital. On Thursday 9 Elul, police saw two men loading gas tanks into a storage area. A search of the storage area revealed the storage facility belonged to another person.
Police counted 265 tanks in all, along with dozens of heaters that operate on gas and electric.
Police quickly learned the two suspects did not have the required permits for the handling or storage of the tanks, which were confiscated. B’chasdei Hashem there were no injuries or explosions.
A police spokesman added the department will continue operating to shut down such pirate operations, which pose a threat to public safety.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)