Operating Base (FOB) at Ibaka in Mbo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom has
arrested 24 suspects and seized 1,831 bags of smuggled rice.
Officer of the FOB, disclosed this to newsmen at Ibaka on Sunday.
used in smuggling the rice from the Republic of Cameroon, were also seized.
made during routine operations by operatives in the last one month.
Operations Officer, Lt.-Cdr. Kabiru Yusuf, during the handing over of the
suspects and items to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
remain steadfast in fighting criminals on the Nigeria territorial waters in
line with the directive of the Chief of Naval Staff.
reports that Mr Dauda Garuba, an officer of the NCS, received the suspects and
items from the navy.
they were not told that they were to carry rice from Cameroon to Nigeria.
told that he was going to convey fish.
was loaded into the boat that he realised that he would not be conveying fish
as told. (NAN)