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Seme customs intercepts N1.05bn banned rice in two months

The authority in charge of Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service, yesterday, said it intercepted 11 truckloads of rice worth about N1.05 billion in two months.

It said that the 11 truckloads of rice were being smuggled into the country from Benin Republic when they were intercepted by operatives of the command.

The Customs Area Controller of the command, Compt. Mohammed Uba Garba, who made this disclosure, yesterday, said the rice numbering 6,753 bags of 50kg was intercepted along with 45 kegs of foreign groundnut oil.

Garba revealed that the command also impounded 22 fairly used vehicles that were being smuggled into Nigeria from Benin Republic.

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