The National Institute for the Protection of Consumer Rights (Pro Consumer) revealed that, in this management directed by Eddy Alcántara, has closed more than a hundred dispensers at gasoline and Liquefied Petroleum Gas stations (LPG), which dispensed the fuel below the amount paid by consumers.
The data was said by Alcántara himself, who in a note sent to the media indicated that only last Tuesday they detected in a gas station seven altered dispensers out of fourteen that have that fuel outlet, for which sanctions were immediately applied to the owners for attacking the economic interests of the citizens who purchased gasoline at that station.
The official maintained that the institution has imposed fines of up to RD$2.5 million for the alteration of dispensers in those establishments.
He stressed that Pro Consumidor permanently carries out inspections at gas stations and LPG bottling plants throughout the national territory to avoid improper practices to the detriment of consumers.
The head of the consumer protection organization stated that These operations are carried out jointly with technicians from the Dominican Institute for Quality (INDOCAL). “so that this institution, which has a properly trained staff, close the taps or dispensers that affect the pockets of consumers.” Eddy Alcántara clarified that with the inspections that are carried out previously at random, by trade and complaints, “we have found that the vast majority of dispensers are all calibrated as established by the standard that protects the rights of consumers.” And that -he continued saying- has been verified in most of the stations of the main cities of the country, such as Greater Santo Domingo, San Cristóbal, Santiago, San Pedro de Macorís, La Vega, San Francisco de Macorís, Moca, Higüey and The Roman.
“We have managed to get the country to start trusting ProConsumer because we are enforcing General Law 358 -05 of Protection of the Rights of the Consumer or User”, finally limited the director of the entity. .