Maritime Criminality/Oil Theft: Navy foils criminal’s attempt to steal N2.7bn crude products

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Navy seeks Admiralty, Maritime Court for speedy discharge of seized vessels cases

Navy seeks Admiralty, Maritime Court for speedy discharge of seized vessels cases

…Immobilize illegal refineries, storage facilities, seize 40 Speed Boats.

By Kingsley Omonobi

Following the determination of the leadership of the Nigerian Navy to checkmate activities of economic saboteurs and maritime criminality, Special Forces in Operation’s Dakatar Da Barawo, Calm Waters 2 and Tri-Partite Joint Border Patrol have busted/foiled attempts to steal crude oil products worth over #2.7billion.

During the operations, 5 Illegal Refining Sites, 14 Storage Tanks, 80 Wooden Boats, 22 Ovens, 40 Speed Boats, 2 Vehicles, 1 tanker, 1 truck, 1 barge and a Toyota Sienna were arrested/recovered.

A breakdown of the recovered/seized products showed that Crude Oil accounted for 2, 30million litres valued at over #594million (N594,335,343.36);

AGO accounted for over 2.6million litres, 2, 642,000, valued at over #28million (N28,250,000) and other recoveries bringing the total value of product’s denied oil thieves to N2,789,025,343.36 (Two Billion, Seven Hundred…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper