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Nigeria Customs Service intercept 1,393 bags of rice hidden in gas cylinders

Online Radio - TD February 20, 2020 10

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Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) officials have successfully intercepted 1, 393 bags of rice which were concealed in gas cylinders in Ogun State.

The smugglers we’re paraded to the public on Wednesday February 19, the Acting Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A in Ikeja, Usman Yahaya said 625 cartons of frozen chicken, 187 jars and 66 drums of vegetable oil were also seized when the suspects were arrested between 5th and 17th February, 2020.

Here s the full statement by Usman Yahaya

”Barely two weeks after the Comptroller-General of Customs’ working visit to Lagos where he showcased various seizures made by FOU A worth over N10 billion, we have again intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice, 187 jerrycans/66 drums of foreign vegetable oil and 625 cartons of poultry products from unapproved routes within Ogun State between 5th -17th February 2020 based on surveillance and routine patrol.

“This desperate act by these dare-devil smugglers concealing edible items in a gas cylinder further justifies the hard chase by operatives of Customs. DPV of each type of seized items include rice, N27.86 million; vegetable oil, N6.28 million, and frozen poultry N6 million.”

Yahaya urged the general public to support the Nigeria Customs Service fight against smuggling activities by helping with information that could assist the them in carrying out their activities.

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