Customs seizes 941 bags of foreign rice

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Nigeria Customs Service

The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday said it impounded 941 bags of foreign per boiled rice valued at about N6.8 million.

According to the Controller of the command,  Sarkin Kebbi at a news conference in Lagos, ”the impounded rice is valued at N6,830,719, a Duty valued N4, 781,503 and duty paid valued N11,612,322.”

The controller, who displayed the commodity, said the feat was achieved through a renewed resolve of the officers to stamp out smuggling.

Kebbi said that on resumption of duty a month ago, he made known to the officers the mandate given to him from the customs headquarters.

According to him, ”the service echelon handed me a stern order to ensure that smugglers were compelled to change their nefarious act to legitimate businesses.

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