The Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service says it has intercepted two trailer trucks belonging to Dangote Group discovered to be
loaded with 365 bags of 50kg size Foreign Parboiled Rice.
The public relations officer of the command, ASC Magaji disclosed this in a statement on the official facebook page of the agency.
Inspecting the seizures at the Command Headquarters, the CustomsbArea Controller (CAC), Comptroller Nasir, disclosed that Foreign Rice which was prohibited from entry through the Land boarders contravened Federal Government’s fiscal policy on Rice.
“The CAC also revealed that the contraband items were arrested as a result of the vigilance of his Team of Officers on Border Patrol along Ilella/Sokoto Road.
“The contraband item which had a Duty Paid Value of N8, 748,320.00 (Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Forty Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Naira) was intercepted on Friday, 0150hrs and Monday, 0529hrs respectively.
“Two Suspects were arrested along with the contraband items, the suspected importer is also in the custody of the Area Command and will be prosecuted in due course,” the statement read.