Lagos State crime fighting outfit, “Operation MESA” on Wednesday, in Badagry, seized more than 200 gallons of petrol at the Suntan Beach in Badagry.
The four suspects were apprehended while conveying the product from Takwa Bay to Benin Republic.
A top official of the task force said that the officials acted on a tip off from some fishermen along the coastline.
“We acted on a tip off we got from fishermen and we swooped on them while they were conveying the products from Takwa Bay to Benin Republic.
“We hired a boat and we seized more 200 jerry cans of adulterated fuel and most importantly, we didn’t record any casualties in the operation.”
The source lauded the efforts of the fishermen for giving a tip off that led to the arrest of the smugglers.
“I must commend the local fishermen because they provided the information that helped our operation,” he said.
The official noted that the suspects would be handed over to the appropriate authorities for further investigations.
“The exhibits and the suspects would be handed over to the relevant authorities and we will make sure we get to the root of the matter,” he said.
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