Navy intercepts 1.1m litres of stolen diesel off Rivers coast

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The Nigerian Navy has intercepted about 1.1 million litres of Automotive Gas Oil believed to have been stolen from pipelines belonging to multinational oil companies in Rivers, The Punch reports.

No fewer than 13 suspects, all male of Nigerian nationality, were arrested on account of their alleged role in the illegal shipment of the petroleum product to undisclosed locations in the state.

Capt. Victor Choji, the Executive Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, handed over the 13 suspects to operatives of the Economic and Crimes Commission on Sunday.

He said that one vessel; one tug boat; one barge and five large wooden boats were seized at two different locations during the operation.