Nigerian customs impound 250 bags of rice hidden in fuel tanker

Nigerian customs impound 250 bags of rice hidden in fuel tanker

- Rice smugglers resort to desperate measures in a bid to smuggle contraband items into Nigeria

- Vigilant officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) along Daura-Kano road impound 250 bags of foreign rice concealed inside a fuel tanker

- The controller of the customs Kano/Jigawa command, Comptroller Nasir Ahmed, describes the new method adopted by smugglers to conceal goods as challenging

Following the closure of the Nigerian borders, some rice smugglers seem to have resorted to desperate measures to smuggle contraband into the country.

One such measure was discovered by vigilant officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) who impounded 250 bags of foreign rice concealed in a fuel tanker along Daura-Kano road on Friday, October 18.

Daily Trust reports that the seizure was made by the Kano/Jigawa Command of the Nigerian Customs Service.

The controller of the command, Comptroller Nasir Ahmed, described the method adopted by smugglers to conceal goods as challenging to detect.

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He raised the concern that such a method could be replicated in the smuggling any form of contra bound ranging from drugs, arms, and ammunition or any other prohibited goods because it will be very difficult to uncover.

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Ahmed, however, noted that men of the customs service will brace up to the challenge through intelligence and diligence.

Impounded tanker

Comptroller Nasir Ahmed describes the new method adopted by smugglers to conceal goods as challenging, credits: Daily Trust
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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly has said Nigerians are happy with the federal government’s closure of all land borders.

According to a report filed by The Sun, the president said he decided to close the border with the sole aim of supporting local manufacturers.

Legit.ng gathers that the governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, said this on behalf of President Buhari at the second edition of the national unity food fair organised by the National Council for Women Society (NCWS) in Abuja.

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