The Syrian military intelligence has arrested Major General Haytham Khaddour, Director of the Fuel Department, after he was caught in a major theft case amounting to millions of dollars, military source told Zaman al-Wasl Tuesday.
More top officers who supervised military gas stations were also involved in this case and series of corruption deals in the army's petroleum products, as well as a large number of traders who worked to sell and distribute large quantities of fuel on the black market, taking advantage of the scarcity of these materials and their high prices, especially in winter.
The Syrian regime has frozen all assets and bank accounts belonging to Khaddour and his family.
Khaddour was appointed as Director of the Fuel Department in December 2018, where he attained the rank of major general.
The fuel department is one of the departments of the supply administration, which is responsible for providing the regime’s army with all kinds of fuel, oils and related equipment, and it has dozens of military gas stations deployed in all Syrian provinces, where various fuel materials are borrowed from the main refineries in Homs and Baniyas or from the warehouses of the defense ministry.