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August, 2020

  • 4 August

    Cat Detained For Smuggling Drugs, SIM Cards Escapes From Prison

    A cat detained in Sri Lanka’s main prison for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and SIM cards, has escaped from custody. Read Also: We Won’t Takeover Nigeria’s Sovereignty Over Loan, Says China The smuggling attempt was busted by the jail intelligence officials on August 1, 2020, at the high-security Welikada Prison. …

February, 2020

November, 2019

  • 27 November

    Border Closure Contributing To Rising Inflation, FG Admits

    Paris Club Refund: Expert Urges Nigerians To Check States’ Misuse Of Funds

    The closure of the country’s land borders is contributing to the rising inflation affecting the economy, the Federal Government has admitted. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, made the admission on Wednesday while fielding questions from journalists after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, …

  • 14 November

    Woman Caught Smuggling Cannabis In Fake Baby Bump

    Police in Argentina have arrested a woman for allegedly trying to smuggle four kilos of drugs in a false baby bump. Officers discovered the woman was faking her pregnancy after finding a man she was travelling with on a long-distance coach was carrying a small amount of marijuana in a …

  • 3 November

    VIDEO: Customs Uncover 324 Textile Materials, 52 Cartons Of Tin Tomatoes Hidden In Car

    In what could be described as an incredible scene from an action movie, operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized 324 textile materials and 52 cartons of tin tomatoes with a duty value of N2.613 million hidden in various compartments of a vehicle by smugglers. The vehicle, a …

May, 2019

  • 22 May

    Man Arrested For Smuggling Cannabis Into Abuja Prison

    Prison

    A man, Clement Jacob, has been arrested by officials at the Nigerian Prison Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, for smuggling Cannabis to an inmate of the Kuje Medium Security prison in Abuja. He is said to have planted the banned substance in his sandal and was expecting to deliver it …

April, 2019

July, 2018

  • 26 July

    Nigeria, Benin Republic Move To Tackle Smuggling

    President Buhari on Wednesday hosted President Patrice Talon of the Republic of Benin at State House, Abuja during which the two leaders agreed on combating smuggling. Also to be consulted in the workings of the committee is Niger Republic, which is believed to be a transit point in the concentric …

March, 2018

  • 20 March

    Indian Singer Jailed 2 Years For Smuggling Migrants

    An Indian pop star, Daler Mehndi, has been sentenced to two years in prison for smuggling migrants abroad. Mehndi and six others were accused in 2003 of cheating people of large sums of money by falsely promising to take them to Western countries. The singer was convicted on Friday in …

January, 2018

  • 19 January

    Nigerian Customs Admit Shooting Pregnant Woman

    The  Nigerian Customs Service has confirmed its operatives shot at a pregnant woman while pursuing car smugglers at the Iyana Iyesi area of Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.  The woman was identified as Bukola Olugunna and was said to be eight-months pregnant. Abdullahi Maiwada, the Public Relations …

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