• It is suspected they are a part of a network that alters fuel valves to commit the crime
The Ministry of Public Service (acronym in Spanish: SFP) suspended eight public officials from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), who allegedly participated in fuel theft.
The Pemex Unit of Responsibilities performed an investigation in coordination with the State-owned Productive Company, which detected the suspected participation of several workers appointed to the Minatitlán Pipeline Sector belonging to Pemex Logística.
It is suspected that these public officials belong to an organized network that repeatedly manipulated and altered sectioning valves in San Octavio, which is located in Acayucan, Veracruz and part of the Minatitlán–México Pipeline. Using this method, the group illegally tapped the fuel from the pipeline, thus damaging Pemex’s income.
The investigation is ongoing, currently assessing each participant’s involvement in the crime and pinpointing the total number of public officials implicated in this criminal activity.
Suspension is a precautionary measure that does not exclude the public officials involved in this criminal activity from administrative responsibility.