Customs impounds 200 bags of imported rice


FILE PHOTO: Bags of rice seized by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) operatives.

The Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 200 bags of smuggled foreign rice at Oron in Akwa Ibom State.

Mrs Burromvyat Patience, the Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command, made this known to newsmen in Calabar on Saturday.

Patience said that the Heavy Duty Mack Truck that was carrying the 50kg bags of rice was intercepted by the Operating Officers of the command on Nov. 22, on the Oron axis.

She said that the suspects had disguised the rice as sand and covered the bags with empty sacks.

She added that it took the operational intelligence of the officers of the service to discover that it was smuggled parboiled rice that the truck was carrying.

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