By Bassey Inyang in Calabar
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), supported by men of the Cross River State Task-Force on Petroleum Resources, on Wednesday impounded a truck loaded with 40,0000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) which was about being smuggled to the Republic of Cameroon.
However, the driver of the truck and other accomplices fled from the truck when they noticed that they were about being apprehended.
After the arrest of the truck with a name tag, “Virgin Coast Limited”, it was taken to the Akim Barrack, Calabar, headquarters of 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army where the Controller, Operations, DPR, for Cross River and Akwa-Ibom States, Mr. Bassey Nkanga, addressed journalists on the foiled smuggling attempt.
“This truck was arrested by a team set up by the Cross River State Ministry of Petroleum Resources working in tandem with security agencies and DPR,” Nkanga said.
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