The Oyo/Osun Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service says its officers stormed a warehouse in Ibadan and made a seizure of 9,000 bags of rice, valued at about N88.7m.
Controller of the command, Tope Ogunkua, said on Monday that the operation was jointly carried out by the anti-smuggling teams of the command and the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A.
Ogunkua added one person was arrested during the operation.
He said, “A total of 9,000 bags of smuggled imported rice with duty paid value of N88,776,000 were impounded and evacuated from a warehouse by the command’s anti-smuggling team in conjunction with operatives from the Federal Operations Unit, Zone A.” Asked if the command was right to raid a warehouse and seized items found inside, Ogunkua said what the command did was backed by the law, adding that the option was sometimes avoided in order to minimise casualty in case of resistance by owners of the goods. Read more