Customs intercept 23 vehicles in Oyo
The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) has intercepted 23 fairly-used vehicles loaded with 2,446 imported bags of rice estimated at over N30 million.
Area Controller of the command, Richard 0teri, told reporters in Ibadan yesterday that 21 of the vehicles were intercepted in a convoy driven by smugglers.
Many residents of the city and other law enforcement agents were attracted by the big haul as they gathered at the Command’s Bodija Headquarters Ibadan.
Oteri said the command’s anti-smuggling operatives impounded the rice and vehicles at Ilero-0tu Road, off Saki-Iseyin Road in Kajola Local Government and Alaraba village in Atiba Local Government Area.
“The seizures represent a huge loss on the part of these elements despite the fact of a jail term that awaits any of them who will be arrested as a result of our long drawn investigative net,” he added.