Customs seizes 38 trucks of rice in Ogun

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The Ogun State Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 38 trucks carrying a total of 19,000 bags of foreign parboiled rice in the border areas of the state.

The seizure, made in the first quarter of this year, is estimated to be worth over N307.8 million

The Area Controller, Peter Kolo, who spoke with newsmen in Abeokuta on Tuesday, said some of the rice were concealed by smugglers in the Coca-Cola branded trucks.

Kolo also said that in March, the command generated N8.27 million and confiscated 167 contraband goods involving petroleum products, cannabis sativa, vehicles and motorcycles used as means of conveyance of the prohibited goods.

He put the combined revenue generated by the command in the first quarter at N12.321 million.