Information Officer of NNS Pathfinder in Port Harcourt, Lieutenant Commander Abdulsalam Sani, made this known in Port Harcourt, yesterday.
Sani also said that the suspected oil thieves were arrested around Mgbuoshimini area of Port Harcourt, the state capital.
He said: “NNS Pathfinder smashed a syndicate of oil thieves, who were trailed to MgbuoshiminiVillage, opposite the Liquid Bulk Company at Aker Base Rumuolumeni.
“Items recovered from the crime scene include a 33,000 litres capacity tanker, with number plate GGE 934 XS, two pumping machines, a hose and two large wooden boats carrying kerosene.”
Information from Vanguard was used in this report.