The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Niger/Kogi Command, announced that it has intercepted over one thousand four hundred and eighty-two (1482) bags of foreign rice and eight cars which were illegally smuggled into the country.
The Customs Area Comptroller in charge of Niger and Kogi States, Yusuf Abba-Kassim, issued this statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a briefing that was held at the capital city of Niger State, Minna.
Abba-Kassim noted that the aforementioned seizures were made between October 1 and October 23 this year.
According to reports, the interception of these contraband items occurred just a few days after the federal government of Nigeria announced the closure of Nigerian borders.
Abba-Kassim, who spoke at the press conference in Minna, further explained that the Niger/Kogi command had intercepted no fewer than eight cars which were allegedly smuggled into the country by suspected smugglers.