Ship Impounded Over Illegal Bunkering in Niger Delta


Nigerian authorities have seized a ship carrying about 2,500 tons of fuel refined from stolen oil in the Niger Delta.

Navy officials reported that the vessel was on the verge of filling the fourth of its compartments before it was intercepted by a team of operatives, according to the Nigerian Tribune.

The operation was carried out on Saturday. Local reports note that the crew onboard the barge fled into the mangrove forest on sighting operatives of the Joint Task Force, abandoning their barge.

In a separate operation, 30 open boats carrying illegally refined fuel were also impounded in the region. 21 suspects were arrested in the week leading up to April 14th.







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