The Nigeria Customs Service (NIS) has intercepted 460 bags of smuggled imported rice concealed in a petrol tank.
Mr Nasir Ahmad, the Comptroller of Customs in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Command, told newsmen on Friday in Sokoto, that the smuggled items, which were intercepted along Sokoto-Illela road, had N7.8 million duty paid value.
Ahmad said “When the bags of rice were removed from the tank they had been contaminated by black oil, which is dangerous to human health.”
He, however, advised smugglers to find alternative legal means of livelihood and stop undermining the nation’s economy.
Ahmad also urged for relevant information from the public to assist the command in tracking down smugglers.
Culled from dailypost
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