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: ā€œI 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.ā€

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