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Customs: Smugglers Forfeit 8,413 Bags Of Rice, 524 Jericans Of Oil

  • By Ajibola Abayomi,

December 23, 2018.

Comptroller General of Customs. Colonel Hameed Ali (rtd)

A team of the Strike Force of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),  led by SC Ohagwu Jude have made a Seizure  of Eight  Thousand  Four Hundred And  Thirteen (8,413) bags of suspected smuggled  foreign Rice of 50kg each and Five Hundred  And Twenty Four (524) 25 litres  each of Jerricans of Vegetable Oil from Oniko village  in  Moro LGA of Kwara State  on Saturday, the 22nd day of December, 2018.

The team arrived the village on Tuesday night, the 18th day of December, 20118.Officers and men of the FOU ZONE  B and those of Niger/Kwara/ Kogi Command gave the Strike Force Team re-inforcement , assistance and  escort for safe evacuation of  the seizure to the Station  in Ilorin.

Assistance also came from the army who provided back up throughout the operation. The National Coverage Coordinator of Strike Force DC, Abdullahi Kirawa supervised evacuation.

The seizure has been handed over to the Government Warehouse Keeper in Ilorin for safe custody.

This quantum of rice seizure is coming closely on the heels of seized 59 containers of tramandaol and other controlled drugs across the commands.

NCS is ending the year, 2018 on a very high note making it a black Christmas for Smugglers.

 

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