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Ogun Customs Seizes Dangote Truck With 600 Smuggled Rice, Records Seizures Worth N189m In April

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Ogun Customs Seizes Dangote Truck With 600 Smuggled Rice, Records Seizures Worth N189m In April - autojosh

Nigeria Customs Ogun I Area Command seizes Dangote truck with 600 smuggled rice

Records seizures worth N189 Million for month of April, 2021.

Men of the Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command, have seized an articulated truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company loaded with 600 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice.





The seizure was disclosed by the Customs Area Controller, Peter Kolo, at the monthly press briefing on the activities of the command in Idiroko.

According to the NCS personnel, three persons, including the truck driver, were arrested. The truck was reportedly intercepted in the Ijoun border area of Ogun State while conveying the consignment to the eastern part of the country.

Peter Kolo added that investigation was ongoing to “unravel those behind the massive smuggling activity.”

Ogun Customs Seizes Dangote Truck With 600 Smuggled Rice, Records Seizures Worth N189m In April - autojosh

“Just a few days ago, another articulated truck bearing the inscription and logo of Dangote Cement Company was intercepted in the Ijoun border area and was loaded with over 600 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice and heading for the eastern part of the country.

“Three persons were arrested, including the driver of the vehicle, and investigation is going to unravel those behind the massive smuggling activity.”

The controller said in addition to the seized truck, various quantities of goods, including cannabis sativa, vehicles, used tyres and petroleum products, were also seized during the period under review.





Kolo added :

“The cumulative Duty Paid Value for the seizures in April amounted to N189,923,293”

Kolo, however, declared that officers of the command would sustain the onslaught against smugglers despite several attacks on Customs personnel by smugglers.





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