The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, has impounded a truck-heap of rice disguised in animal dung by smugglers in Katsina State.
The Controller accountable for the zone, Mr. Shehu Usman disclosed the arrest at a news conference on Tuesday in Katsina.
He said that the vehicle was arrested on Sunday by traditions work force, including that the smugglers covered the packs of rice in dung to mislead the agents.
He said that dealers have formulated numerous approaches to consummate their acts.
“The legislature is not joking on rice production in the nation; there is the
“Local rice is superior to the smuggled one, we will do our best to see that such government plans succeed.
“We are serious about keeping these individuals from smuggling rice into the nation.
“We are watchful and won’t yield in our endeavors until the point that we radically diminish carrying of such things into the nation,” he said.
Mr. Shehu Usman said that officers as of late arrested more than 10 distinct vehicles which smuggled rice, and asked the public to furnish them with important information to restrict smuggling activities in the nation.