Niger/Kogi customs intercept 79 bags of foreign rice, despite border closure

The Niger/Kogi Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Wednesday declared that it has intercepted no fewer than seventy-nine bags of foreign rice.

DAILY POST gathered that the interception of the rice is coming after over three months of the closure of Nigerian borders. 

Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the command, Mr. Benjamin Lomba in a statement made available to DAILY POST, said that despite the border closure, the command, through intelligence gathering, intercepted and arrested one (1) Mitsubishi Canter loaded with Seventy-Nine (79) 100kg bags of foreign rice along Yauri road in Kontagora axis of Niger State.

He added that the duty paid value of the seized items is put at two million, six hundred and eighty-six thousand naira (N2,686,000.00.)

Lomba said, “The…

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