The Ogun State Space Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petroleum tanker, and no fewer than 25 different automobiles, loaded with smuggled baggage of rice in some components of the state, within the final two weeks.
The brand new Space Controller, Hassan Gangua, addressing journalists on the command’s Idiroko border workplace on Thursday, mentioned the MAN diesel petroleum tanker with quantity plate FST fifty one XE, was specifically constructed for smuggling.
He stated the tanker, stuffed to capability with the smuggled rice, was intercepted by customs operatives of the command on Monday November 15, 2016, alongside the Idiroko border axis on its strategy to Lagos.
“This interception was made by our gallant officers 24 hours after my arrival,” he stated.
Gangua added that one other 25 vehicles with constructed-in compartments, additionally loaded with luggage of smuggled rice, had been additionally intercepted in the identical axis.
In one other growth, the Space Controller stated one other trailer allegedly carrying about 500 baggage of rice was intercepted alongside Lagos-Sagamu interchange on Monday, November 21, 2016.
He additionally stated within the final one week, 4 autos loaded with four,000 cartons of frozen poultry merchandise and 19 bikes used for smuggling of rice had been intercepted.
He stated the poultry merchandise have been destroyed.
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