Customs intercept no less than 1,000 bags of smuggled foreign rice in Adamawa
The smuggled rice were concealed in a residential apartment.
The Nigeria Customs Services has uncovered no less than 1000 bags of rice in a residential apartment in Gombi town of Adamawa.
Speaking, the Customs Controller in-charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Mr Kamardeen Olumoh, Tuesday in Gombi said despite the COVID-19 pandemic and total border closure, some unpatriotic Nigerians still indulge in smuggling.
He said his team uncovered the smuggled rice in a residential apartment in Gombi town, adding that who so ever is involved and the provider of the apartment where the rice is kept would also face the wrath of the law.
“We appeal to community leaders to warn their wards against providing their residence for storage of smuggled goods as such action equally amounted to smuggling.
“It is five years’ imprisonment without an option of fine under Section 47 of the Customs Act for violators,” Olumoh said
He said that there is no hidden place for the owner of the residence, who had escaped, as he would soon be arrested to face the wrath of the law.