20171004

Smugglers Disguised As Mourners Busted, Arrested

Seme Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service has announced the arrest of two men, Taofiq Oyewale and Segun Oyinola, who allegedly disguised a smuggled L450 Jeep with posters of a dead person as though they were on a burial procession.

Announcing the arrest on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Taupyen Selchang, said that this was a new strategy adopted by the smugglers to evade their operatives.

Selchang said that smugglers also used waste disposal truck as tool of disguise, adding that men of the command examined a waste disposal truck and found 534 pieces of used tyres.

He said the two suspects arrested in connection with the crime were undergoing interrogation and prosecution by the legal department of the service.

The statement quoted the Area Controller, Seme Command, NCS, Mohammed Aliyu, as saying that no amount of antics devised by smugglers would go undetected by the officers.