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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has successfully arrested no fewer than five individuals and confiscated a haul of 5,500 litres of Automotive Gas Oil (diesel) in Oguta, Imo State.
The Eastern Updates reports that the operation was conducted by the NSCDC Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad.
The NSCDC confirmed this while sharing some photos of the operation on its official Facebook page on Saturday.
It displayed the seized diesel containers and four saloon cars impounded during the operation.
‘The Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad (CG SIS) arrested five suspects, impounded four saloon cars, and confiscated about 5,500 litres of suspected illegally refined AGO being transported to Onitsha from Obah Agwa autonomous community Oguta, Imo State,’ the statement reads.
The NSCDC had earlier claimed that it has managed to uncover some illegal crude oil warehouses and apprehended two suspects in separate operations conducted across Imo State.
NSCDC shared details of these operations on its official Facebook page on Sunday night, along with images showcasing the successful enforcement activities.
The post which was sighted by The Eastern Updates reads in part: ‘Intensifying the war against economic saboteurs: The CG SIS arrests two suspected economic saboteurs and impounds one Toyota Sequoia jeep loaded with over 5,000 litres of suspected adulterated AGO at Abacheke of Ohaji/Egbema LGA of Imo State.’
Additionally, NSCDC revealed that during the operations, two illegal crude oil warehouses located in a dense forest in Izorsu community of Oguta II Local Government Area and Umuofor community of Oguta Local Government Area in Imo State were discovered and subsequently destroyed.