A wooden boat reportedly carrying 144 drums of petroleum product which are suspected to be illegally refined, has been intercepted by the Nigerian Navy.
It was gathered that the wooden boat was intercepted by security operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Victory patrol team during a routine patrol around Agbana West by Tom Shot Island Breakwaters along the waterways of Cross River State.
The suspects, one Cameroonian identified as Daniel Nekoli and 3 Nigerians, namely Victor Okon, Emma Effiong, and Kingsley Etim were all paraded before newsmen by Commander of the NNS Victory team, Rear Admiral Vincent Okeke represented by Captain Muhammad Umaru. It was also revealed that the market cap of the seized products is valued at N15, 504, 000.
Umaru also discloses that they quite know smugglers are desperate to bring contraband into the country within the yuletide season for personal economic gains.