Customs Seize 10 Vehicles Containing Frozen Foods

Adewale Adetoyese

Nigeria Customs Service, Oyo state chapter has called indigenes and residents of border communities to work closely with the Service in a bid to stop smuggling and other inter-border crimes in the state.

The State Area Comptroller of Customs, Comptroller Sani Madugu made the call at Idi – Iroko boarder in the state while briefing journalists on the recent seizure of ten vehicles conveying poultry products suspected to have been smuggled into the country.

The Comptroller explained that the vehicles impounded by customs operatives were loaded with about five thousand cartons of poultry products with duty paid value of twenty-one point six million naira.

He emphasized that smuggling remained an economic crime that should be fought to a standstill by all, stressing that necessary machinery had been put in motion to apprehend the suspected smugglers as well as owners of the seized goods and vehicles.

He however called on Nigerians, especially those living in boarder areas to regard anti-smuggling fight as collective economic war which must be won.

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