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Navy Nabs Smugglers, Illegal Migrants At Sea

Posted: Apr 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


The Nigerian Navy, Eastern naval Command, said on Thursday that it arrested two boats filled with 671 bags of rice and 22 passengers in Nigerian waters who came into the country illegally from Cameroon.

Rear Admiral Atiku Abdulkadir, Commanding Officer, ENC, told newsmen in Calabar, Cross River State, that one of the boats was ferrying 14 Nigerians and 550 bags of rice, while the other vessel had eight Cameroonians and 121 bags of rice on bpard.

The boats were arrested by the Navy durin a routine patrol of the NNS Makurdi.

Abdulkadir said the passengers were illegals with no vaild documents. They have been arrested and taken into custody for further prosecution.