Customs seizes 1,072 vehicles, 19,000 bags of foreign rice

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), announced on Friday it has seized no fewer than 1,072 vehicles from suspected smugglers since the closure of Nigerian borders with neighbouring countries.

The Public Relations’ Officer of the organization, Mr. Joseph Attah said in Katsina that the vehicles were seized while trying to cross into the country through illegal routes.

Attah spoke during a sensitization programme on the Border Drill Operation.

He said that over 19,000 bags of foreign rice, 4,765 Jerry cans of petrol, two fuel tankers and thousands of ammunition were similarly confiscated as were 131 bags of NPK fertilizer.

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