NewsNavy Intercepts Boat With 15,500 Litres Of Stolen PMS In Akwa Ibom

Navy Intercepts Boat With 15,500 Litres Of Stolen PMS In Akwa Ibom


March 27, (THEWILL)- The Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Akwa Ibom, has arrested a suspected oil thief en route to Cameroon, with 15,500 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).

Commanding Officer of the Base, Capt. Uche Aneke, disclosed this at Ibaka while handing over the suspect and the seized product to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).

Aneke said that the suspect was arrested with the exhibit at about 2:00 a.m. on Friday, March 22, following an intelligence report that a boat was conveying suspected smuggled products through the FOB Ibaka operational area and heading towards Cameroon.

”We intercepted the boat and discovered that it was laden with 15,500 litres of products suspected PMS concealed under a tarpaulin. We also found a suspected smuggler onboard who was arrested immediately.

”We are committed to detecting every criminal move around our operational area using advanced surveillance equipment and intelligence. Criminals are warned that Nigeria’s water and coastal areas are not for illegal activities”, he said.

Receiving the exhibit, the Head of the Anti Vandal Unit of the NSCDC command in Akwa Ibom, Etefia Koko-Ette, said further investigation would be conducted on the matter.

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