Customs Impound 19 Trucks Of Smuggled Rice, Groundnut Oil In Oyo

Customs Impound 19 Trucks Of Smuggled Rice, Groundnut Oil In Oyo

By News Desk | The Trent on October 28, 2014
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FILE: Nigeria Customs Service officers

Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’, Ikeja on Friday, October 24, 2014 impounded nineteen trucks loaded with smuggled rice and groundnut oil in Saki area of Oyo State.

Usman Turaki, the acting controller of the unit who made the announcement on Monday, october 27, 2014 said his men acted on a tip-off, invading two private warehouses around 6 am, where a huge consignment of bags of rice and groundnut oil were kept.

Turaki said: “The Federal Government gave a directive on zero tolerance for importation of rice through land borders and other unapproved routes. The policy is meant to protect organisations and individuals who have invested heavily in rice farming.

“Since my assumption of office, one of our strategies is intelligence gathering, which has paid off. It led to a massive seizure of over 11,264 bags of 50kg parboiled rice recently at Igbesa creeks in Ogun,”

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