The Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft Patrol Team has disclosed they seized a wooden boat with over 800 jerrycans of 30 litres of Premium Motor Spirit, near the boundary between Nigeria and the Benin Republic.
According to a statement signed on Saturday by the NNS Beecroft Base Information Officer, Sub-Lieutenant H. A Collins, the team held the boat on Friday.
The statement quoted the Commander, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga, as saying that the boat, which was sailing seaward 80 nautical miles from the shore, was intercepted by the NNS Beecroft Patrol Team in collaboration with the Forward Operating Base Badagry.
He said, “In a feat of maritime security prowess, under the ongoing Operation Water Guard, the Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft Patrol Team in collaboration with the Forward Operating Base Badagry, under the strategic leadership of the Commander Nigerian Navy Ship Beecroft and Maritime Component Commander, Operation AWATSE, Commodore Kolawole Oguntuga, successfully intercepted a huge wooden boat, laden with over 800 jerrycans of 30 litres each containing products suspected to be PMS.
“The boat was sailing seaward 80 nautical miles from the shore very close to the boundary between Nigeria and Benin Republic. The arrest was made in the early hours of Friday, January 19, 2024.”
Sports17 hours ago
Situations get dire for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool
Entertainment21 hours ago
Zlatan surprises old schoolmate with $500,000 Icebox Necklace, $800 Cash on stage (Video)
NEWS17 hours ago
“I am currently in Abuja talking with some people in Government. The cost of living will reduce” – Comedian Seyi Law to Nigerians