Navy apprehends eight suspected smugglers, seizes 112 drums of petrol in Akwa Ibom

Operatives of the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, have arrested eight suspected smugglers with 112 drums of Premium Motor Spirit.

The suspects were in wooden boat around the Agbani trying to cross over to Cameroon.

The Commanding Officer, Navy Capt. Peter Yilme, confirmed this in Ibaka while handing over the suspects and seized items to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

He said each of the seized drums has the capacity to carry 300 litres of petrol.

Yilme reiterated the base’s commitment to zero tolerance for the illegal exportation of petroleum product, adding that it would not stop arresting persons who engaged in illegal activities on the waterways.

He commended the effort of operatives of the Base for…

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