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The Commander of the Sixth Division Garrison, Sector 3 Operation Delta Safe impound a container truck conveying eighty drums of illegally refined


The Army says it intercepted and impounded a container truck conveying eighty drums of illegally refined oil products in Ahoada-East local government area of Rivers State. 

The Commander of the Sixth Division Garrison, Sector 3 Operation Delta Safe, Brigadier General Eddie Effong, made this known while briefing newsmen at the Command. 

Brigadier General Effong said the current market value of the seized product of 16, 000 litres is about N14.4 million. He also said the suspects ran away. 

In his statement, he noted that the illegal refiners of Petroleum Products have devised a new means in carrying out their illicit activities stating that the military is ahead of them.

His statement reads as follows: "We called you today to take a look at another dimension of illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.

"Normally, illegal bunkering products are conveyed in tankers and just a few days back, we saw this container truck which is supposed to carry goods.

"But based on credible information, an ambush was laid and this truck was held. And on opening it, what we saw inside were 80 drums of illegally-refined AGO.

"So, it was apprehended and moved down here. This is just to show the extent to which people can go to commit crime. 

"Ordinarily, if this was in a tanker, they would have been apprehended easily, but seeing this, you might think they are carrying goods, or frozen items and you just allow them to pass.

''As they are devising new methods, we, equally, are going to follow them up and apprehend them.

''On our part, we will not relent. Anyway, they want to devise new means, we will devise our own means also to catch them.

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