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Smuggling : NCS intercepts  4 tricycles
Smuggling: Customs intercepts 4 tricycles

By Ramatu Garba

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Kano/Jigawa Area Command, has intercepted four tricycles concealed with smuggled food items, the Comptroller of the command, Mr Yusuf Abba-Kasim, has said.

The comptroller, who made the disclosure in Kano on on Tuesday while briefing newsmen, said the tricycles were discovered by officers of the command who were on patrol of the outskirts of Kano.


Smuggling : NCS intercepts  4 tricycles

“My men impounded four tricycles concealed with 45 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice, 30 cartons of foreign spaghetti and 33 Jerry cans of foreign vegetable oil,” he said.

He said that the smugglers brought in the goods through border routes and dumped them on the outskirts of Kano municipal.

He said: “we want to educate the general public of the trick being used by smugglers to deceive people to bring in foreign items.

“We are ready to impound such items to prevent them from coming into the city,” he warned.

The comptroller urged the public to provide the command with relevant information to curtail smuggling. (NAN)

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