Yenagoa – The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, has impounded a vessel laden with 1,500 metric tons of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil, an official said on Friday.
Lt. -Col. Ado Isa, spokesman of the JTF, told reporters at the task force’s headquarters in Yenagoa that the vessel registered as MV Europort, was seized at Foropa waterways in Bayelsa.
Ado said that operatives of the JTF on patrol at about 2.30 a.m. on June 2 arrested the vessel in Forropa creeks in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
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