Customs seize 2,635 bags of rice valued at N80.6m:The Nigerian Customs Service on Wednesday said it had intercepted and seized 2,635 bags of banned foreign parboiled rice valued at N80,631,000.
The Comptroller of Customs, Abubakar Azarema, who is also the National Coordinator, Comptroller-General of Customs’ Compliance Team, announced this to newsmen in Benin.
He said that the rice was seized within the zonal area of operation comprising Edo, Delta and Imo.
The comptroller said that the service would not relent in the fight against smugglers.
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Customs seize 2,635 bags of rice valued at N80.6m
He, however, advised importers to always respect the rules by importing legal and approved items.
Azarema urged importers to always apply for approval from relevant authorities before importing goods.
Tonwuru expressed the agency’s appreciation over the NCS’s synergy in the fight against drugs not certified for human consumption.