The Nigerian Navy Ship Victory in Calabar, the Cross River State capital has intercepted a boat laden with several drums of illegally refined petroleum product.
The products were intercepted along Ikang waterways in Bakassi Local Government Area when the suspects planned to smuggle the products to neighboring Cameroon.
The base operations officer, Clement Ayogu said the products were intercepted during a patrol by the Nigerian Navy ship.
He said the smugglers escaped upon the sight of the patrol team, leaving their product behind.
“The suspects were arrested last week, around Ikang community. After further investigations, it was gathered that these seizures were of the attempt of being smuggled out of this country,” he said.