By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
The Nigerian Custom Service has intercepted some smuggled bags of rice concealed in bags of beans loaded in truck carrying crates of alcohol allegedly belonging to Nigeria Brewery (NB) Plc
The Comptroller Nigeria Customs Service in charge of the Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘B’ with headquarters in Kaduna, Comptroller Al-Bashir Hamisu also disclosed that a total of 51 seizures were made between 16th February – 1st March, 2021 which include 13 vehicles mainly golf cars and 1 Tricycle used in conveying smuggled items such as foreign rice, second hand clothes, vegetable oil, spaghetti among others.
” Seized items within the period under review in addition to the ones mentioned include, 592 bags of 50kg foreign perboiled rice, 227 kegs of vegetable oil, 38 bales of second hand clothing, 67 sacks of second hand clothing and 94 cartons of Spaghetti” he said.
He informed that all the seized items within the weeks under review amounts to N66,133,892.
Towards this end, he called on vehicle owners to always caution their drivers against carrying prohibited items to avoid their vehicles being impounded.