Nigerian Navy discovers illegal refining site in Delta


The Nigerian Navy Ship Delta has discovered a newly-constructed illegal refining site around Bennett Island in Warri South LGA of Delta State.

Military spokesman, Major General John Enenche, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the incident happened on June 10.

Enenche explained that no arrest was made as the perpetrators fled on sighting the patrol team.

According to him, the team also located another illegal refining site around Uwakeno Community in Warri South LGA of Delta State.

The statement read: “The Nigerian Navy Ship DELTA on June 10 20, discovered a newly constructed illegal refining site around Bennett Island in Warri South LGA of Delta State.

“The site had five ovens, five coolers and eight surface metal storage tanks cumulatively laden with about 943.3 barrels of product suspected to be crude oil.

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“No arrest was made as the perpetrators fled on sighting the patrol team.

“On the same day, the team located another illegal refining site around Uwakeno Community in Warri South LGA of Delta State.

“The site had four ovens, four coolers, six surface metal storage tanks and two dug out pits cumulatively laden with about 10,000 litres of products suspected to be illegally refined AGO and 440.2 barrels of stolen crude oil.

“The storage facilities were confiscated, and the site has been earmarked for swamp buggy operation.”



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