Nigeria: nine foreigners arrested for stealing crude in Delta

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The Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS, DELTA said it has nabbed 10 suspected oil thieves onboard in Delta. The Commander of NNS Delta, Ibrahim Dewu, disclosed this while parading the suspects at Focados River, Burutu Local Government Area of Delta on Wednesday. Mr. Dewu said that the suspects were caught while siphoning crude oil into the vessel from Afremo A platform, a loading jacket belonging to the Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) in Forcados River. According to him, they had siphoned about 2000 metric tonnes of crude oil from the loading jacket before they were caught. “This vessel has been around our water, what they do is that they go into the high sea during the day, they come late night and connect to the Jacket and siphon crude oil”. Is now ongoing an operation called “Delta Safe Operation River Sweep Two and Operation Tsare Teku”, the navy would continue to check illegalities in the nation`s maritime domain. Oil companies owning loading jackets are being advised to keep constant watch on their platforms.

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