The Sokoto/Kebbi/Zamfara Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service has arrested two trailer trucks belonging to Dangote Group discovered to be loaded with 365 bags of 50kg size Foreign Rice.
While inspecting these seizures at the headquarters, the Customs Area Controller, Compt. Nasir A. said that Foreign Rice which was prohibited from entry through the land boarders contravened Federal Government’s fiscal policy on Rice.
The contraband item which had a Duty Paid Value of N8,748,320.00 (Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Forty-Eight Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Naira) was arrested on Friday, 0150hrs and Monday, 0529hrs respectively.
He also said the contraband items were arrested as a result of the vigilance of his officers on Border Patrol along Ilella /Sokoto Road.
Two Suspects were arrested along with the contraband items, the ‘importer’ is also in the custody of the Area Command and will be prosecuted in due course.