Customs Impounds Trucks Of Smuggled Rice
The Nigerian Customs Service has impounded a petrol tanker, a J5 bus and a truck filled with smuggled rice on the Kaduna-Zaria axis.
The Controller Zone “B” Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Usman Dakingari, dropped the hint while addressing newsmen on the seizures in Kaduna.
He disclosed that customs acted on a tip-off from a good Nigerian to make the arrest.
“Today, like any other day, empty tanker, which ordinarily was supposed to carry petroleum products and a soft-drink truck vehicle were all conveying smuggled rice.
“The consumption of such rice hidden in petroleum tanker is dangerous to health. This shows how desperate smugglers are now,” he stressed.
Dakingari said that smugglers were ready to continue with their nefarious activities by devising various means in doing that.
According to him, the duty value of the seized rice and vehicles have not been ascertained but that the suspects have been arrested while investigations had started.