- By Ajibola Abayomi,
December 23, 2018.
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.