The Naval operatives attached to the Nigerian Navy Ship Delta, has seized six ships and 80 large wooden boats used by criminals to syphon crude oil in the Niger Delta region.

The Commander, of the operation, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu made this known while addressing journalists on today on current operations by the navy to rid the Niger Delta region of criminality.

He said that the base had also destroyed 63 illegal refineries and 1,984 storage facilities containing 8,610 metric tons of stolen crude; as well as 5,602 metric tons of illegally refined product.

He said between March 14thand May 4th, the base conducted three swamp buggy operations in Iwhrekreka, Otovwodo and Otumara communities in Ughelli South and Warri South Local Government Area of Delta.

The swamp buggy operations led to the outright destruction of various illegal refinery sites in order to make it extremely difficult to reactivate.