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Crackdown on stores in the capital

Crackdown on stores in the capital

HAVANA, Cuba, August 27 (Leafar Pérez / www.cubanet.org) –An undetermined number of managers and clerks in government stores and businesses in the Cerro district of Havana were detained by police following audits carried out between August 14 and 19.

Ramón de Jesús Pereda, who lives in the district, said the audits showed merchandise missing in some stores while others had more than required. He said those detained faced sanctions.

As well, he said authorities fined and ordered dismissed longshoremen, inspectors and drivers responsible for goods taken to the stores.

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