Wednesday 23rd August, 2017
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Navy destroys 140,440 litres of stolen diesel

Navy destroys 140,440 litres of stolen diesel

The Nigerian Navy in support of OPERA­TION DELTA SAFE has carried out raid on some illegal refinery sites in con­tinuation of the clampdown on crude oil thieves in the Niger Delta.
 
The patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER in Rivers State on 28 Decem­ber 2016 discovered and destroyed 2 barges at Taraba Jetty axis, loaded with esti­mated 70,000 litres of sus­pected illegally refined AGO while the second barge had a mixture of AGO and water.
 
Similarly, a patrol team from FOB ESCRAVOS car­ried out a raid on a newly erected illegal refining site at Asafama village near Jones Creek in Warri South West LGA of Delta State.
 
The naval operatives who acted on intelligence report took the criminals by sur­prise and destroyed the site including a large storage pit which has unspecified quan­tity of illegally refined AGO.
 
One person was arrested in connection with the site as other suspects fled the scene.
 
In a related development, a patrol team deployed by NNS PATHFINDER has arrested 2 barges at Taraba Jetty in Port Harcourt, Riv­ers State for alleged involve­ment in illegal oil bunkering.
 
One of the arrested barges had about 70,000 literes of suspected illegally refined AGO while the other was carrying a mixture of AGO and water. Additionally, the patrol team arrested another barge conveying about 200 MT of suspected illegally re­fined AGO at Owogoro Jetty in Port Harcourt.
 
A patrol teams deployed by NNS DELTA for daily patrols have discovered and destroyed 2 illegal refineries together with an estimated 120MT of products sus­pected to be illegally refined AGO and another 20MT of stolen crude oil at Bikpoku Creek/Asigbo Creek in War­ri South LGA of Delta State.
 
Another patrol team from the same unit discovered and destroyed 5 illegal re­fineries with about 100MT of combined products at KO Creek in Warri South West LGA of Delta State, bring­ing to 7 the number of illegal refineries destroyed within 2 days.

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