Customs Seize Petrol Tanker Loaded With Smuggled Rice

By Tony Nwanne

The Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles loaded with smuggled bags of rice.

The new Area Controller of the Ogun Command, Hassan Gangua, made this known on Thursday stating that the interceptions were recorded in different parts of the state in the last two weeks.

Ganga said the MAN diesel petrol tanker with number plate, FST 51 XE, was specially built for smuggling.

According to him was intercepted by customs operatives on Monday November 15, 2016, along the Idiroko border area, on its way to Lagos.

“This interception was made 24 hours after my arrival by our gallant officers,” he added.

Gangua added that 25 cars with built-in compartments, loaded with bags of smuggled rice, were also intercepted in the Idiroko area.

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