The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps said it smashed an illegal dump used in storing and transporting adulterated petroleum products at the Rumuomasi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Also, the NSCDC said a total of 119 gallons of adulterated Automated Gas Oil were seized, while two suspects were arrested in connection with the crime.
The corps spokesman for Rivers State, Oguntuase Michael, disclosed this shortly after conducting journalists round the dump on Arochukwu Street, Rumumasi, Port Harcourt.
“Two days ago, through our intelligence, we were able to discover this particular dump established here in a residential area. It is not acceptable because the products itself is hazardous.
We discovered 119 gallons filled with AGO which is popularly known as diesel. A suspect was arrested with a vehicle.
“The landlord of this place is being interrogated to know the level of his involvement with this particular crime, as well as the driver of the vehicle that was impounded,” Michael said