- Thirty three illegal immigrants have been apprehended by officials of the Nigerian Customs Service
- The service also seized said 15 vehicles and other various smuggled goods during a joint border operation
- Also, 12 drums ladened with petrol, three engine boats and 65 drums of groundnut oil were seized by the officials
The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday, August 27, said it arrested 33 illegal migrants in the ongoing joint border operation tagged, “Exercise Swift Response.”
The NCS said 15 vehicles and other various smuggled goods were seized during the exercise.
Speaking on the details of the joint operation, the spokesperson of the service, deputy comptroller Joseph Attah, said, the exercise was yielding positive results.
Attah also said that as at Monday, August 26, a total of 33 illegal migrants have been arrested while the seizures made include: 3,560-50kg bags of parboiled foreign rice, 59 bags of NPK fertilizer, 15 vehicles, 12 drums ladened with petrol, three engine boats and 65 drums of groundnut oil.
He also said that other recoveries made from the seizure include, four trucks, 75 gallons of petrol, 29 motorcycles, 68 gallons of vegetable oil, and 70 jerrycans of petrol.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the service earlier informed the public that the popular Seme border was closed against those involved in illegal businesses.
Attah said illegal activities in the border area will remain shutdown until the next 24 days.
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