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Customs seizes 12 trucks of smuggled rice from Benin Republic

Aug 10, 2022

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted twelve trucks of parboiled rice smuggled into the country from neighbouring Benin Republic.


The announcement was made on Tuesday August 9 by the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja. 


Acting Area Controller of the anti-smuggling unit of the service, Mr. Hussein Ejibunu, said the Duty Paid Value (DPV) of contraband was N537.5 million.


Ejibun further revealed that officials of the NCS also collected N24.5 million revenue through meticulous checks on import documents, in addition to the issuance of demand notices to importers and agents found to have underpaid their duties.


Other seizures include 34,725 liters of petrol; 39 bales of used clothes, and 225 used tyres, among others.