Customs intercepts truck with 390 bags of foreign parboiled rice

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The Ogun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says it has intercepted a truck loaded with 190 bags of foreign parboiled rice in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The command also said its men and officers also intercepted a tipper truck along Ilaro-Papalanto axis loaded with 200 bags of the same content.

In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Maiwada, the Controller, Agbara Michael, appealed to the general public to always embrace legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.

He vowed that the command will continue to uncover and suppress smuggling activities to the barest minimum in the interest of economic prosperity and national development.

The statement read in part, “in continuation with the fight against smuggling of rice and other prohibited items by Officers and Men of Ogun Command under the leadership of Comptroller Agbara Ojobo Michael, the Command’s Roving ‘B’ Anti-smuggling Patrol Team made another discovery of a new antics explored by dear devil smugglers to beat ‘the eagle eye’ of proactive Officers and Men of the Command.

“The items were carefully concealed in a Volvo truck with registration number: BEN–236 ZW Edo state between Rounda to Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun state.

“Further examination revealed one hundred and ninety bags of foreign parboiled rice carefully packaged in a deceptive manner in order to perpetuate the illicit act of hampering the economic progress of our dear nation.

“It is pertinent to recall that on 07th of May, 2019 the same unit intercepted a tipper truck (Volvo made) along Ilaro-Papalanto axis of Ogun state with chasis number: YBIG5A3A9SB140227 misconstrued to be containing sand.

“Upon further examination, two hundred bags of foreign parboiled rice (50 kg each) were also uncovered”.

The Controller appealed to the general public to always embrace legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.

He vowed that the command will continue to uncover and suppress smuggling activities to the barest minimum in the interest of economic prosperity and national development.

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