Navy arrests rice smugglers

Nigerian Navy: 3,378 Bags Of Rice Worth N57 Million Seized From Akwa Ibom Smugglers

The Nigerian Navy in Akwa Ibom State says it arrested a total of 54 suspected rice smugglers in October 2019. It said 3,378 bags of smuggled rice worth about N57.4 million were seized alongside 14 wooden boats from the suspects.

The Commanding Officer of the navy’s Forward Operating Base in Ibaka, Mbo Local Government Area of the state, Captain Peter Yilme, said eight of the suspects were arrested on October 27 and 29 while bringing the rice in from Cameroon.

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Source: saharareporters.com

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