Six rice bootleggers arrested by Nigerian navy, 1,439 bags of rice seized - Bennievibes

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Six rice bootleggers arrested by Nigerian navy, 1,439 bags of rice seized


Six suspected rice bootleggers have been busted and apprehended by the Nigerian Navy who also inmpeded 1,439 bags of rice.

5 patrol operations carried by the Nigerian Navy personnel, led to the arrest of the suspects at Unyenge, Effiat and Mendoro creeks in Akwa Ibom State. 

Commanding Officer of Nigerian Navy's Forward Operating Base, Ibaka in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Captain Peter Yilme stated that the two suspects were arrested on 13th of January with 803 bags of 50kg rice, while 185 bags of rice was seized on Janaury 2 from suspects who made away upon seeing the naval gunboats.

Yilme also revealed that 286 bags of rice were seized from suspects who escaped on December 26, 2019  while 165 bags of rice were seized from four suspects arrested on December 23, 2019. 



 “I handover 1,439 bags of rice and six suspects to the Superintendent of Customs, Garuba Hassan, in line with the directives of the Chief of Naval Staff. We are committed to rid the waterways of all forms of illegalities.
“I commend the untiring efforts of the officers and ratings in ensuring the mandate and tasks of the Base are achieved. I also appreciate the immense effort of the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral I. E. Ibas, for providing the necessary platform and logistic support for the Base to carry out its operations.” he said








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