Customs Intercepts 1,393 Bags Of Rice Hidden In Gas Cylinders

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Nigerian Customs Sevices
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The Nigerian Customs Services have intercepted 1,393 bags of rice concealed in gas cylinders in Ogun State between  February 5 and 17, 2020.

Also impounded were 625 cartons of frozen chicken, 187 jars and 66 drums of vegetable oil, among other items within the period under review.

The  Acting Controller of FOU Zone A, Usman Yahaya, made the disclosure on Wednesday.

This is coming barely after two weeks the Comptroller-General of Customs, in Lagos, showcased various seizures made by the FOU A worth over N10 billion.

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Speaking, Yahaya said: “We have again intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled foreign parboiled rice, 187 jerrycans/66 drums of foreign vegetable oil and 625 cartons of poultry products from unapproved routes within Ogun State between 5th-17th February 2020 based on surveillance and routine patrol.”

The items, which were conveyed in 12 different vehicles and also concealed in gas cylinders, have a cumulative duty paid value (DPV) of N40.14 million.

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