November 26, 2016

Customs Intercept Petrol Tanker Loaded With Smuggled Rice

The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, has intercepted a petrol tanker and about 25 other vehicles loaded with smuggled bags of rice.

The new Area Controller, Hassan Gangua, disclosed that the interceptions were recorded in different parts of the state in the last two weeks.
Ganga, who spoke at the command’s Idiroko border office, explained that the diesel petrol tanker was specially built for smuggling.

He said the tanker, which was filled to capacity with the smuggled rice, was intercepted by customs operatives on Monday November 15, 2016, along the Idiroko border area, on its way to Lagos.

“This interception was made 24 hours after my arrival by our gallant officers,” he added.

Gangua added that 25 cars with built-in compartments, loaded with bags of smuggled rice, were also intercepted in the Idiroko area.

The area controller said a trailer was also intercepted at the Lagos-Sagamu interchange with about 500 bags of rice on Monday November 21, 2016.

He said, “The goods, which were neatly packed, were being taken to the Eastern part of the country to be sold in the open market.”

Three suspects - Anthony Nwapa, Osunkwo Chukwu and Hyginus Igbokwe - were arrested.

As Yuletide approached, smuggling had been on the increase.

16 comments:

Anslem Caesar said...

The problem with Igbos, they will still sell those bags at a very high price.

Chioma Ujo said...

See wetin Xmas jamboree dey cause. Choi!

Afoke Maleke said...

Smugglers always devicing desperate means to smuggle thier goods ...this was how one was caught smuggling rice using coffines ..

Mayowa said...

Why stopping them...they should ket them bring it before hungee kill us ooo

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

people can't obey the law. the law should act on them

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
Smart guys. I don't blame them with the situation of things in the country now. Survival of the fittest is the in thing.

Hassan Aderemi said...

Issorite.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

Customs should allow rice importation through land border to bring the price of rice down. That's the only way now

Richard oluwaseun said...

Govt is to be blamed

Rosemary Ezeji said...

See hustle for Xmas don spoil

Rosemary Ezeji said...

See hustle for Xmas don spoil

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Well since dey refuse to obey the law then dey should face Wat comes out

ope alliu said...

Can one blame them Xmas is around the corner

Ay360 said...

Dis is serious

olisayemk said...

Xmas hustling, no time to waste.

Ali-Baba said...

Why Not Allowed The Importation Of Rice In To This Country 4 Now, While We Keep Striving 4 Self Sufficient. People Are Complaining Of Too Much Hunger...