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Women, youth nabbed in oil operation

04 June 2013, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Two women were among five people arrested for illegally dealing in oil in Warri, Delta State.

Officers from the 3 Batallion Army also arrested three young men allegedly working as oil pipeline surveillance workers.

About 15 mammy boats, used to move illegally refined petroleum products, were also destroyed during the operation to wipe out illegal refineries in the state.

The surveillance workers were allegedly caught at the entrance of a creek where illegal bunkering is conducted while the women were caught transferring refined products from jerry-cans.

Commanding officer of the 3 Battalion, Lt. Col. Ifeayin Otu, confirmed the arrest.

Otu said they will be thoroughly investigated and then handed over to the appropriate prosecuting authorities for further action.

- CAJ News


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