Customs Impounds 941 Bags Of Rice Worth 6.8 Million Naira
What language do smugglers understand? Why are they so adamant to break the law? Or are they being give assurances from inside sources that impossible is nothing.
Despite the federal government's outlawing rice importation, some businessmen still go ahead to smuggle the products into the country.
But luck ran out on this smuggler as the Nigeria Customs Service, Western Marine Command, (WMC), on Tuesday said its officers seized 941 bags of rice estimated at 6, 830,791 Naira .
The new Customs Area Controller, Comptroller Sarkin Kebbi, speaks about the incident.
“As you are aware, I took over the helm of affairs in this command on Tuesday, 25th April 2017. My first official assignment was on the 27th April, 2017 where I led a team of inspectors from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture delegated by the Office of the National Security Adviser to inspect a vessel, MV TEAM TANGO, that was arrested.
“We have been able to make unprecedented seizures within 30 days in office across the South-Western states and right up to Kebbi State in the Northern part of the country at different dates and times,’’ Kebbi said.
The CAC said that the achievement was borne out of the new approach to duty in the command by the officers and men.