Smuggling: Customs intercepts N7m rice in Kano


The Kano/Jigawa Customs Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized over 300 bags of smuggled foreign rice and macaroni, valued at N7 million.

The Comptroller of the Command, Yusuf Abba-Kassim, who disclosed this to journalists, said the two suspects were arrested in connection with the smuggled items.

According to Abba-Kassim, 10 vehicles which conveyed the smuggled items were also impounded by his men at Babura village, a border town between Kano and Jigawa.

He further said that the rice was loaded in Babura, a border town between Jigawa and Kano, in five Golf cars, with the intention of smuggling them into the country.

He said: “I am here to showcase to you the suppression of smugglers in Kano/Jigawa Command; the arrest of those foreign items were carried out within three days. We are facing daunting challenges as smugglers have gone wild in their tactics to outsmart us.”

The Customs boss added the two suspects will be prosecuted in the court of law.