The Federal Operations Unit of Nigeria Customs Service Zone D, has seized smuggled goods worth N50 million across the 9 states of the zone according to Peters Olugboyega, the Comptroller of the zone.
He made the disclosure while briefing Journalists in Bauchi, adding that the goods were seized from various locations in the zone.
Mr Olugbenga said the seized goods include: 1,963 cartons of Spaghetti, 780 gallons of vegetable Oil, 300 bags of parboiled rice concealed in BUA Sugar bags and 90 Bales of second hand clothing
According to him, the goods are accosted while being transported in three J5 Buses and two trucks at different locations.
‘”The truck carrying 1,963 cartons of Spaghetti and 780 Jerrycans of Vegetable oil was yesterday impounded along Potiskum-Gombe road. “The three J5 buses conveying 90 Bales of second hand clothing, each fully loaded with 30 Bales were today impounded by our personnel on patrol along Kano-Bauchi road.
“The Mercedes-Benz truck with the concealed bags of Rice was impounded by our men along Jos-Bauchi road on last Saturday. “The total worth of the goods is about N500 million,” he said.
The comptroller noted that smuggling, had over time affected the country economy, leading to huge losses in the revenue drive of the country.