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Customs seizes N10bn vehicles, rice in Oyo

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday said it impounded exotic cars and bags of rice valued at N10…

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday said it impounded exotic cars and bags of rice valued at N10 billion.

The PRO of the unit, Peter Duniya, in a statement cited the acting Customs Area Controller, Usman Yahaya, as saying the seizure were made at Ido-Eruwa road in one day.

The contraband comprised of 34 fairly used and new vehicles which were laden with second hand clothes, Indian hemp and foreign parboiled rice.

“The seizure is to showcase a large scale of smuggled vehicles laden with different kinds of contraband goods. Some economic saboteurs met their waterloo when our operatives acted based on credible information, made a single seizure at Ido, Eruwa Road-Ibadan of Oyo State.”

He also said though there were stiff resistance from the smugglers who engaged the support of hoodlums but the Customs operatives displayed high level of professionalism.

“The patrol teams were able to bring all the vehicles down to Lagos without any casualty,” he added.

Yahaya warned smugglers to desist from engaging in economic activities that sabotaged the government policies of making Nigeria self-sufficient in food production.