- Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) is taking the federal government's policy on border closure seriously
- The agency seized some smuggled goods worth N108 million and arrested six suspects said to be linked to the goods
- The NCS said that the border closure is one sure way the country can improve its economy and as such, there is no room for smuggling
Officers of the Katsina Command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have impounded smuggled goods worth N108 million.
This was disclosed by DC Dahiru Kirawa, the acting comptroller of the command, who said that the NCS in the state also arrested six suspects said to be linked to the seized goods, Channels TV reports.
Kirawa, during a press briefing on the development, said that the intercepted goods include 1,632 bags of foreign rice, 440 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 9 bales of used clothes and 283 cartons of spaghetti.
Other items are 81 bags of sugar, 56 cartons of washing soap, 73 means of conveyance, 26 cartons of Tiger Head dry cell battery, 28 cartons of macaroni, 3 bags of tiger nuts, 5 bags of beans and 1 tanker loaded with 50,000 litres of AGO.
The rest are one trailer loaded with potash, one trailer loaded with unprocessed hides and skin and one trailer loaded with used motor batteries.
Kirawa said that the NCS is ready and willing to make citizens in the country comply with the federal government's policy against smuggling.
He said that Nigerians must realise that the closure of the border is one of the best ways the country can improve its economy and that smugglers should look for legitimate means of making money.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the NCS on Friday, December 20, raided Mubi town market for foreign rice and other contraband goods.
The raid, which was carried out by officers of the Adamawa/Taraba state command of the NCS, was led by the Comptroller, Kamardeen Olumoh.
It was gathered that the team seized many bags of foreign rice and arrested three suspects believed to be involved in the smuggling of goods.
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