Tamils and petrol stations

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the context of the MPS do you give credence to the view that petrol station card fraud has been driven by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) activities?


Answer for Tamils and petrol stations

Answer for Tamils and petrol stations

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have been informed that the Metropolitan Police Service have no direct knowledge of specific links between the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) and chip and pin fraud. There is evidence of Tamil criminal conspiracy around chip and pin at petrol stations. This has been the subject of MPS operations in the past. However one has to be careful about automatically linking Tamil gang activity with LTTE activity as they are not necessarily the same thing.