National Petroleum Authority Sends Strong Warning To Fuel Smugglers

A strong warning has gone out to people who are engaging in fuel smuggling to desist from the act since the National Petroleum Authority and the security agencies are putting measures in place to tackle this menace on the Ghana waters.

This warning comes from the Authority Chief Executive Officer, Hassan Tampuli in the wake of another arrest of eleven Nigerians offloading 320 metric tonnes of crude from a vessel to another vessel.

To him, his outfit will pursue such criminals wherever they are stressing, “the NPA will not rest in dealing with criminals engaging in fuel smuggling.”

Hassan Tampuli who described fuel smugglers as ‘birds that fly from one place to the another without stopping’ that, the NPA will continue to be a hunter who will not stop pursuing them wherever they go.

This warning comes on the heels of the arrest of some fuel smugglers on Friday, 13th April 2018 in Ghanaian waters by officials of Ghana Navy.

The suspects were arrested by Ghana Navy Officials in collaboration with National Petroleum Authority(NPA) and other security agencies on Friday, evening around 6 pm, when they were allegedly offloading 320 metric tonnes of crude from a vessel into another vessel.

The incident comes barely a week ago when five people were also arrested in Kpone near Tema for engaging in similar acts.




Source:Ishmael Barfi/