The Nigerian Navy patrol team deployed from Forward Operating Base has dismantled a newly-erected illegal refinery camp at Tipo Village near Abiteye Community in Delta State.
The patrol team also destroyed two large Cotonou boats laden with various quantities of product suspected to be stolen crude oil siphoned from sources within the village.
Further searches revealed that the criminals stashed about 100 jerry cans of products suspected to be illegally-refined AGO on an adjacent creek in a bid to conceal them from military operatives.
In a related development, the naval patrol team deployed from NNS Pathfinder also discovered and destroyed a large wooden boat at Wakama, close to Onne axis.
The boat contained about 500 litres of suspected illegally refined AGO.