In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, September, 2020

Navy Arrests eight Suspected International Rice Smugglers In Calabar

Navy Arrests 8 Suspected Foreign Rice Smugglers In Calabar

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Navy Arrests eight Suspected International Rice Smugglers In Calabar

Eight suspected overseas rice smugglers have been apprehended by the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) in Calabar.

Among the many suspects arrested for smuggling 1,522 baggage of overseas baggage of rice is a 16-year-old boy. Commander of NNS Victory, Commodore Idi Abbas stated the suspects had been arrested in two batches.

The primary group of 4 males had been arrested on Sunday August 30, round Tom Brief Island with a big wood boat containing 1,482 baggage of overseas parboiled rice. The second group of 4 individuals had been arrested on September 2 with two fibre boats, containing 40 baggage of overseas rice suspected to have been smuggled from Cameroon.

Abbas informed newsmen that the confiscated gadgets and eight suspects can be handed over to the Staff Chief of Operation Border Drill for additional investigations and prosecution.

He Mentioned;

“Now we have been up and doing as a part of our patrol effort not solely to examine smuggling but in addition curb all types of criminality inside our waterways.

“We’re conscious that almost all occasions when kidnapping is carried out, the quickest approach for them to flee is thru the creeks, so now we have positioned our boats at vantage positions that you just can’t go into the ocean with out being seen.

“Everyone knows that occasions are arduous however irrespective of how arduous occasions are, there are different methods of incomes a dwelling legitimately.”

Receiving the suspects and gadgets, Superintendent of  the Nigerian Customs Service, Chuks Ofilli stated the process of the service was to take the gadgets confiscated to the federal government ware home. He stated that the suspects can be handed over to the authorized unit.

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