460 bags of rice concealed in petrol tanker seized in Sokoto – NIS

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Mr Nasir Ahmad, the Comptroller of Customs in charge of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara Command, told newsmen on Friday in Sokoto, that 460 bags of smuggled imported rice concealed in a petrol tank smuggled items where seized, along Sokoto-Illela road, which also had N7.8 million duty paid value.

Ahmad said “When the bags of rice were removed from the tank they had been contaminated by black oil, which is dangerous to human health.”

He, however, advised smugglers to find alternative legal means of livelihood and stop undermining the nation’s economy.

Ahmad also urged for relevant information from the public to assist the command in tracking down smugglers.

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