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Nigeria Arrests 16 Ukrainians for Illegal Trade

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In Nigeria, the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Bonny, Rivers State arrested 16 Ukrainians for alleged illegal oil trade. They were caught while operating on a vessel in Nigerian waters.

Commanding Officer, FOB Bonny, Captain Suleiman Olorundare, said that the foreigners’ activities violated the law of cabotage. The suspects who were caught while carrying drums suspected to be automated gas oil, without relevant documentation, were handed over to security officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for further investigation and possible prosecution.