The Delta State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has uncovered 2, 400 liters of fake petroleum products in Ughelli tick forest and arrested three suspects allegedly behind the illegal act.
Confirming the incident, the State Commandant, Mrs. Beatrice Irabor, told journalists on Saturday in Asaba that men and officers of her command acted on a tip-off to uncover a warehouse where the illegal products were being refined and produced in Ughelli tick forest.
She said that the ware located around Owankwa town tick forest Okwagbe community, Ughelli South, was discovered to be managed by a group of persons where three of them arrested and we currently being prosecuted.
Mrs. Beatrice Irabor disclosed that the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigation and warned members of the public to desist from crude oil theft.
It was gathered that the NSCDC operatives led by Inspector Odega Godwin stormed the tick forest where they discovered the illegal warehouse.