Customs Seizes 1,000 Bags of Foreign Rice in Adamawa


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The Nigeria Customs Services says it has seized no less than 1,000 bags of smuggled foreign rice stockpiled in a residential apartment in Gombi town in Adamawa.

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Mr Kamardeen Olumoh, the Customs Controller in-charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, said  this on Tuesday in Gombi.


Olumoh said that despite the COVID-19 pandemic and total border closure, some unpatriotic Nigerians  are still engaging in smuggling.


He said the smuggled rice were  concealed in a residential apartment in Gombi town, adding that the provider of the apartment would also face the wrath of the law.


“We appeal to community leaders to warn their wards against providing their residence for storage of smuggled goods as such action equally amounted to smuggling.


“It is five years’ imprisonment without option of fine under Section 47 of  the Custom Act for violators” Olumoh said



He said that the owner of the residence, who had escaped, would soon be arrested to face the wrath of the law.

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