Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized 1,065 bags of foreign rice and other agricultural products that was smuggled into the country through various illegal routes in November this year.
Area Comptroller, Ogun State, Michael Agbara, made the revelation on Tuesday while briefing newsmen about the activities of the command.
Agbara disclosed that the command had increased their pace in anti-smuggling activities due to the Yuletide period.
He added that 119 kegs of vegetable oil and 30 cartons of frozen poultry products were also seized within the period of one month.
The Area Comptroller reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to eliminating smuggling of foreign rice in order to aid the Federal Government’s policy on agricultural development to boost local production of rice.
While warning smugglers to desist from the act, Agbara stated that the command had taken delivery of additional four patrol vehicles.
In his words, “The Comptroller- General of Customs has approved four brand new patrol vehicles to the command to complement the existing ones for effective manning of our borders against security, economic and environmental saboteurs.”