Customs joint boarder patrol seizes rice, spaghetti, oil, shoes, 35 others worth over N175m in Katsina
The Sector Four Joint Border Patrol Team of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized Items valued at over N175m.
The Coordinator of the Sector Four Joint Border Drill, Controller Aliyu Muhammed who revealed this at a Press Briefing held in Katsina, said the Seizure was made from the 22nd of March to 7th of April this year.
The Coordinator of the North-West Joint Border Patrol Team of the Nigeria Customs Service, Controller Aliyu Muhammed said the Team has succeeded in Seizing Forty different Items from the 22nd of March to 7th of April, 2021.
Muhammed added that during the Drill, two means of conveyance of the items to include a car and motorcycles were also seized in addition to detention of two suspects.
The coordinator of the sector 4 joint border drill, who conducted the newsmen round the seized items, gave the breakdown of the items to include 323 bags of foreign rice of 50 kilograms each, 304 kegs of 25 liters of petrol and 130 kegs of diesel 25 liters each.
Others include 152 jerry cans of foreign vegetable oil 25 liters each, 190 cartons of foreign spaghetti and 59 bales of used clothing.
There were also 90 bags of foreign snups, 5 cartons of foreign cous-cous, 12 cartons of foreign macaroni, 12 cartons of foreign tomato paste and 7 sacks of used shoes.
Similarly, the sector 4 joint border drill coordinator took the press men round the seized takumbo vehicles comprising a 406 Peugeot, 10-tyre double tipper truck, a daf head and one ambulance.
He told the newsmen that, the smuggled ambulance which used a fake federal government number plate, was found with several bags of foreign rice.
During the drill, the team also seized drugs to include 5 packets of tramadol, 2 packets of diazepam and one packets of hexol.
Meanwhile, as the controller of the sector 4 joint border drill was briefing the press on this tremendous achievements, another smuggled items comprising of rice and spaghetti arrived the border drill office from ginzo axis of Jibia local government which were seized by the sector 4 joint border patrol team.
He advised business men in the north-west to follow due process and use either Mangatari or Illela Borders that were opened by the government when bring in approved goods into the Country.