Drama As Sacks Of Diesel Are Discovered Hidden Inside A Beer Truck In Rivers
A syndicate of suspected oil thieves, who specialised in conveying illegally-refined petroleum merchandise in haulage vehicles from Rivers State to different elements of the South-East, has been bursted by the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), based on The Nation.
The Rivers State Commandant, Muktar Lawal, who paraded 16 suspected oil thieves in Port Harcourt on Thursday together with members of the syndicate, mentioned suspected illegally-refined Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO) was saved in lots of sacks and packed in two haulage vehicles conveying crates of in style beer model.
Lawal, who performed journalists around the vehicles, mentioned the sacks have been stored on the center of the truck with the crates of beer used to encompass them to offer an impression that the automobiles have been conveying solely the crates.
He mentioned following intelligence gathering, operatives of his command rounded up the vehicles alongside Iwofe Highway, Obio-Akpor Native Authorities Space and arrested eight suspects.
Lawal mentioned all of the sacks contained about 46 drums hid in empty crates of beer, describing it as a significant breakthrough within the warfare in opposition to crude oil theft.
He mentioned the command additionally arrested a tanker conveying 48,000 litres of suspected crude oil including that conveyors of the product took to their heels on sighting a patrol group of NSCDC.
In all, 16 suspects have been reportedly arrested.