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Customs seizes 1,393 bags of rice hidden in gas cylinders

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have intercepted 1, 393 bags of rice concealed in gas cylinders within Ogun State.

Parading the smugglers before newsmen 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.

The items conveyed in 12 different vehicles, had a cumulative duty paid value (DPV) of N40.14 million.

Yahaya said;

“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.”

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7 Comments

  1. Why are people going through all these difficult terrains in order to satisfy their customers who are desperate to eat foreign products. Nigerian rice are pretty good.

  2. The issue of custom is becoming to much this days o people can sell their goods again because of these men

  3. This show’s that the custom officer’s doing their work well based on investigation and crosschecking of imported goods.

  4. These custom people want people to die no job they can’t allow people to survive

  5. The country is hard. Everyone is try in my to make it one way or the other. I just feel for those that invested their money into this business.

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