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Military Impounds Smuggled Rice, Arrest Suspects

Admin 17-Oct-2020 Defense

Olayemi Esan, Abuja

Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation SILENT HEAT III recorded tremendous successes.

Gunboats of Forward Operating Base IBAKA today Saturday 17 October 2020 while on routine patrol along Utan Iyata Creek intercepted and arrested a large wooden boat containing 50kg parboiled rice suspected to be smuggled in from the Republic of Cameroon.

Defence Media Operations Coordinator Major General John Enenche said in a statement that a total of 1,637 bags of 50kg parboiled rice was recovered and 2 suspects were arrested.

He said, “Currently the suspects are being profiled and would subsequently be handed over to the Nigeria Customs Service component of Operation SWÌFT RESPONSE South-South border drill along with the bags of rice for further action” .

Nigerian Army in recent time have recorded tremendous successes in fighting the insurgents in South-South burder.

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