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Customs impound rice worth N100m in Jigawa

FILE PHOTO: Some smuggled rice.

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Command has impounded over 3,000 bags of foreign rice and other assorted contraband foodstuffs, valued at over N100m.

Addressing newsmen at the Command’s headquarters in Kano on Tuesday, the Comptroller Nasir Ahmed, said the goods were intercepted at various border towns within Jigawa axis.

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He attributed the success achieved to the collaboration with the Customs Intelligent Unit (CIU), the headquarters, Information Patrol Team (IPT), strike force, Federal operations and other relevant units of the service.

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He said: “We want to warn the smugglers to have a rethink and look the other way for a new business as 2019 would be a smuggling-free year.”

Ahmed also said the Command had impounded over 33 vehicles used for smuggling foreign rice in this year alone and generated N14.7bn as revenue out of 56 seizures made.

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