By Chinenye Festus:-
The Coordinator of the strike force team of the Nigeria Customs Service Zone B command, Kaduna State Aliyu Olorokuba has confirmed that they seized some smuggled vehicles, textiles bags of foreign rice, and other illegal items worth over N139 million.
The items were seized from the Borno/Yobe axis, Mubi axis, Kaduna/Zaria axis, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, and Niger axis.
Amongst the items seized are 745 bags of foreign parboiled rice, 623 bales of second-hand clothes, 16 vehicles, 564 kegs of vegetation oil, 208 parcel of cannabis Sativa, and 821 cartons of foreign noodles among other items.
Aliyu while speaking to journalists on Tuesday displayed the smuggled items before journalists in their Zone B command office said the seizure is in compliance with the Comptroller-general’s order to stop all forms of smuggling and ensure that revenue goes into the government purse as it is supposed to.
He said intelligence gathering and mutual collaboration with other security agencies were what made it possible for them to capture the smugglers and seize the items.
Aliyu reiterated that his men are well equipped and ready to stop the illicit act of smugglers, he, therefore, warned them to desist from such acts.
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