Border closure: NCS seizes N135m goods in N/Central




The Joint Border Operations Drill Sector 3 of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has said it seized more than N135 million worth of contrabands in the last one month in North Central Nigeria.

The acting coordinator of the operations, Mr Mohammed Garba,  stated this Wednesday in Ilorin while briefing newsmen.

The sector covers North central states of Kwara, Niger, Kogi and Benue.

Conducting journalists round the seized items, Garba said that 57 units of vehicles of various types and 1,355 bags of foreign rice were confiscated from smugglers operating in business in the axis.

He said the three long single barrel guns, knives and three cutlasses seized at Lokoja axis of Kogi has been handed over to the Police in the state.

Another two long single barrel guns, eight life cartridges and one locally made pistol confiscated at Kotangora axis of Niger state, he claimed, had been handed over to the Police in the state.

Other items impounded by the service are 20 bags of dried yam flour used to conceal foreign rice, 1,728 jerry cans of petrol and engine oil, and 155 drums with petroleum products and lubricant oil as well as 16 motorcycles popularly called Bajaj used in smuggling rice. (NAN)

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