Ogun Customs Command Intercept 20 Smuggled Vehicles, 1,060 Bags Of Rice, Others
The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has intercepted 20 smuggled used vehicles, popularly known as tokunbo, and 1,060 bags of foreign rice among other items, around the Idiroko border axis in two weeks.
The state controller, Sani Madugu, disclosed this to journalists on Friday at the Idiroko border office of the command, stating that two suspects were also arrested.
He listed other seizures made within the period to include 158 kegs of vegetable oil, 159 cartons of frozen poultry products, 150 kegs of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), and five sacks and 30 bales of second-hand clothes.
He said 18 cars and 19 motorcycles used as means of conveying the smuggled goods were also impounded.
He said, “I want to warn again that we have intensified our surveillance and intelligence gathering. This has led to the haul of seizures the command had made in the last two weeks.
“The command intercepted 38 smuggled vehicles within the period under review. The breakdown showed that 20 of the vehicles were ‘tokunbo’ vehicles and 18 were means of conveyance.
“Two suspects were also arrested and they would soon be charged to court.”