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Another Dangote truck intercepted with 700 bags of smuggled rice in Niger [PHOTOS]

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), command Niger / Kogi / Kwara, revealed Thursday that it intercepted a Dangote truck loaded with seven hundred bags of smuggled Rice.

The Command made this disclosure through a statement issued by its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Benjamin Lomba.

Lomba, in the statement made available to DIARIO, added that the command patrol team around the Minna-Lambata-Suleja axis confiscated the Dangote truck, with registration number, XA 297 NAK, carrying seven hundred (700) bags of Rice per value of eleven million, nine hundred thousand nairas (N11,900,000).

He recalled that a few months ago, a similar seizure of the Dangote truck with Reg. No. DAL 769 XA DSR-1B-019 carrying five hundred twenty (520) bags of 50 kg of Rice worth eight million, eight hundred and forty thousand Naira (N8, 840,000) hidden with fifty (50) bags of sugar worth six hundred and ninety-seven thousand Naira (N 697,000) were intercepted along the Mokwa axis of the Command.

Lomba, while insisting that the Command would continue to wage war against the smuggling of prohibited items, appealed to Nigerians on behalf of the Command Controller, Controller Yusuf Abba-Kassim, so that they always adopt legitimate means of subsistence and avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.

He said: “Despite the campaign against rice smuggling in the country, the anti-smuggling command patrol team around the axis of the Minna-Lambata-Suleja command seized another Dangote truck with the registration number XA 297 -NAK carrying seven hundred (700) bags of Rice worth eleven million nine hundred thousand Naira (N 11,900,000).

“It will be remembered that a few months ago; a similar seizure of DANGOTE Truck with Reg. No. DAL 769 XA DSR-1B-019 carrying five hundred twenty (520) bags of 50 kg of Rice worth eight million, eight hundred and forty thousand naira (N8, 840,000) hidden with fifty (50) bags of sugar worth six hundred and Ninety-seven thousand Naira (N 697,000) was intercepted along the Mokwa axis of the Command.

“It is worrisome that some Nigerians remain unrepentant even as they continue to lose their assets, not even the visible efforts of the Federal Government to transform the agricultural sector; especially in the area of ​​rice production, it has touched its conscience to avoid smuggling rice.

“The Customs Area Controller revealed that its officers and men are fully committed and with the renewed strategy and proactive measures implemented to discover new smuggler tactics are giving positive results.

“In his word, the Command will be configured as a key in the Federal Government’s policies and the Next Level Agenda to encourage home-grown Rice, which will significantly contribute to creating employment opportunities for our team youth.

“To this end, the CAC appealed to the general public to always adopt legitimate means of subsistence and avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.

“The eagle eye is throughout the Niger / Kogi Command to discover and suppress smuggling to the minimum possible in the interest of economic prosperity and national development.”

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