The Kano/Jigawa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has seized smuggled rice and beans worth over N12.7 million in Kano State.
The Command’s Pubic Relations Officer, Isa Danbaba, made the disclosure in a statement in Kano on Thursday.
He said, “In spite of the outbreak of coronavirus and the subsequent measures put in place by the Federal and State Governments in the form of lockdown and closure of entry points, it is unfortunate that desperate smugglers take advantage of the situation and engage in devising all possible methods to try to smuggle rice into Kano.
“This is demonstrated by the seizure made on April 15, 2020; by the operatives of the NCS Kano/Jigawa Command of 295 bags of foreign parboiled rice of 50 kilogrammes each, concealed in 351 bags of beans.
“The duty paid value of the seized rice is N6, 603,870 and N 6,000,741 for beans. The total amount of the seized items is N12, 704, 611. The seizure was made between Dawakin Tofa-Dawanau-Katsina Road,’’ he said.
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