THE Nigeria Customs Service – NCS, has intercepted 15 trucks load of bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country.
“In order to ensure full implementation of the government policy banning the importation of rice through land borders and following headquarters directive on same, we re-strategized our operational modalities and beam our searchlight at the Creek Water side and at various locations in southwest zone and hence the reason for the massive rice seizure within the period under review,’’ Customs Area Controller, CAC, Compt. Mohammed Uba said on Wednesday.
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the NCS, according to Uba, intercepted the trucks load of 9,049 bags from neighboring countries.
He also said that, “having reinvigorated our anti-smuggling operations between 16th May to June 12, 2018, we have intercepted various contraband, goods and vehicles on detention with a duty paid Value – DPV, of N14 billion.