SMUGGLING: Navy Arrests 18 Suspected Smugglers, Ship, 523 Bags of Rice.

A ship of 523 bags of rice has been seized and 18 smugglers arrested by the Nigerian Navy in Akwa Ibom State.
Among those arrested, six (6) were arrested in connection with the seized rice consignment while 12 others were crew members on the ship.

However, the captain of the seized ship, Bakpa Yerinmene, denied the involvement of his ship and crew in illegal bunkering, saying they were performing their legitimate duty when they were arrested.



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