Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) attached to the Federal Operation Unit Zone B, says it has confiscated no fewer than 70 vehicles and food items with a total money value of N207.9 million in just a month between May and June 2019 in Katsina State.
This was disclosed to newsmen in Katsina by Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed, Controller of the Kaduna Federal Operations Unit, on Monday in Katsina while inspecting the seized items.
The items confiscated according to him included 2,540 bags of Rice, 729 Jerry cans of cooking oil and other assorted food items.
Mohammed further disclosed that officers of the service also seized 510 cartons of Spaghetti, 150 bags of 50kg Sugar and 10 bales of second-hand clothing.
According to him, their Officers and men have made a total of 106 seizures within the month of May and June 2019.
“The officers have also confiscated ‘Second-hand’ vehicles that were smuggled into the country without valid Papers.
“The smugglers have been concealing rice, spaghetti and other items in animal feed bags and locally made bags for storing maize, with the aim of beating our officers.
Mohammed appealed to those saddled with the responsibility of parenting and upbringing to ensure counseling at an early age so youths would grow into responsible and hardworking adults instead of looking for ways of making quick money.