The Oyo-Osun command of Nigeria Customs Service in its bid to nip smuggling in the bud has made seizures worth a total duty paid value of N92,778,048.22 .
The seizures which were made at different locations within the command’s area of coverage especially along Opara Ibodo Musa axis of Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, comprises of rice, vehicles, used tyres, vegetable oil and second hand clothing.
In his words “Let me sound a note of warning and advise to all unpatriotic Nigerians who engage in smuggling of used cars , foreign rice and other contraband goods to desist from it and look for other legitimate means of businesses
”I want to affirm that no matter the means of conveyance or concealment of prohibited goods, I assure you that the officers of this command are on constant surveillance and monitoring and we will discover them”
Giving a breakdown of the seizures with rice as the most smuggled, Odibu told journalists that the command seized 4000 units of 50kg bags of foreign parboiled rice valued at N48,596,321,00 ;9 trucks and 2 used cars worth N34,782,792.29; 51 bales of second hand clothes worth N7,043,205,75; 150 pieces of used tyres worth N1,298,345.62 and 50 units of 25 liter kegs of vegetable oil valued at N1,057,375