The Nigerian Navy are on the offensive in the Niger Delta in a bid to stop a lucrative oil smuggling business.
Accordong to some online reports, the Nigerian Navy Delta patrol team intercepted a large wooden boat laden with about 70,000 litres of product suspected to be illegally-refined AGO in 6 metal storage tanks along Benin River in Warri North LGA of Delta State.
The Navy ship was said to be conveying the boat and content to the Base.
In another operation, the NNS DELTA team located another illegal refining site around Uwakeno in Warri South LGA, Delta State.
4 ovens, 4 coolers, 6 surface metal storage tanks, 2 pits laden with 10,000 litres of products suspected to be illegally-refined AGO and 440.2 barrels of stolen crude oil were confiscated.