The Adamawa/Taraba Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a trailer conveying 299 bags of foreign rice worth over N5m by a cross-border smuggling syndicate.
Parading the contraband in Yola on Tuesday, the Area Comptroller, Adamawa/Taraba Command, NCS, Kamardeen Olumoh, said a manhunt had been launched for the smugglers.
He noted that the syndicate smuggled the contraband into the country using motorcycles, adding that Customs operatives intercepted the goods along the Pella-Maiha Road following a tip-off.
Olumoh stated, “The Customs intercepted a trailer loaded with 299 bags of foreign rice along the Pella-Maiha Road. The suspects, who escaped the interdiction of officials, exploited the rough terrain between Nigeria and Cameroon to smuggle the product into Nigeria on motorcycles.
Source: Punch Nigeria