When you think you have heard it all, criminals keep raising the bar with their nefarious acts.

Taofiq Oyewale and Segun Oyinola, had it all planned out.

They decided to pose as mourners by decorating their smuggled vehicle with posters of a dead person in order to escape arrest.

But their plan backfired after officials of the Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service arrested them.

While announcing the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Taupyen Selchang, said that this was a new strategy adopted by the smugglers to evade the operatives of the NCS.

Selchang said that smugglers also used waste disposal truck as tool of disguise, adding that men of the command examined a waste disposal truck and found 534 pieces of used tyres.

He said the two suspects arrested in connection with the crime were undergoing interrogation and prosecution by the legal department of the service.