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JTF Arrests Vessel With 300,000 Stolen Diesel In Rivers

OPDS seized the vessel at the Federal Ocean Terminal in Onne, Eleme Council Area…

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JTF Arrests Vessel With 300000 Stolen Diesel in Rivers
OPDS seized the vessel at the Federal Ocean Terminal in Onne, Eleme Council Area

The Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS) has arrested an MV Mother Mary, vessel with 300,000 litres of illegally refined AGO(Diesel) as well as two of its crew members in Rivers state.

VerseNews reports that OPDS seized the vessel at the Federal Ocean Terminal in Onne, Eleme Council Area of Rivers on the Bonny River.

Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Thursday, the Component Commander OPDS, Commodore John Siyanbade, who represented the OPDS Commander, Rear Adm. Olusegun Ferreira disclosed that the vessel was arrested on the 29th of October, 2023.

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“The vessel which was arrested by teams from Headquarters Operation OPDS was leaving with over 300,000 litres of illegally refined products suspected to be AGO and with two suspects onboard at the time of arrest.”

“The product was illegally sourced and the vessel was used as storage for this illegal product,,” Commandant Siyanbade said.

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