Nigerian Navy arrests 16 Ukrainians for illegal oil trade

Posted On March 12th, 2018 - 3:32 pm | by Oil and gas press

16 Ukrainians found in a ship have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Bonny, Rivers State for alleged illegal oil trade according to media reports.

They were reportedly caught while operating on a vessel in Nigerian waters on Friday.

Commanding Officer, FOB Bonny, Captain Suleiman Olorundare, said that the foreigners’ activities violated the law of cabotage.

The suspects were caught while carrying drums suspected to be automated gas oil, without relevant documentation and have been handed over to security operatives for further investigations and possible prosecution the reports states.

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