- An alleged smuggler with 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of petrol has been caught
- The smuggler was caught by personnel of Nigeria Customs
- According to Customs, the items were smuggled in a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number L*SD 617 CW
Following its promise to ensure smuggling activities are eliminated in Nigeria, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says it has intercepted some petroleum items concealed secretly in two caskets.
The intercepted items are 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), Daily Trust reports.
According to Abdullahi Maiwada, NCS spokesman, Ogun 1 area command, the smuggler wanted to smuggler the items across the border to a neighbouring country.
The items were intercepted in a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number L*SD 617 CW.
The alleged smuggler was intercepted by a Joint Special Taskforce.
The task-force comprises Officers and Men of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and Controller General of Customs Strike Force.
“In continuation of the fight against smuggling, a Joint Special Taskforce comprising of Officers and Men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 itres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed clandestinely in two caskets," Maiwada said in a statement.
Meanwhile, recall that Legit.ng had reported that the federal government announced the suspension of diesel and petrol supply to filling stations within 20 kilometres radius to all Nigerian borders.
Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, issued the directive in a memo on Thursday, November 6.
The authenticity of the memo was confirmed by the Customs spokesman, Joseph Attah.
He said the directive has been given to all commands through Chidi A, Deputy Comptroller-General enforcement, inspection, and investigation Customs.
“The comptroller general of Customs has directed that henceforth no petroleum products no matter the tank size is permitted to be discharged in any filling station within 20 kilometers to the border.
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