Segun Oladipupo |
The Ogun command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday said it uncovered tricks of smugglers concealing 25kg and 10 kg kegs of petrol in caskets.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Abdullah Maiwada in a press release, said that, the seizure was made by the Joint Anti-Bunkering team of the Service.
The statement reads, “In continuation of the fight against smuggling, a Joint Special Taskforce comprising of officers and men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed clandestinely in two caskets.
“The said items were conveyed by a daredevil smuggler with the intention of smuggling the items across the border to a neighbouring country in a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number LSD 617 CW.
“To this end, the Command wishes to reiterate its stand that there is no retreat on the fight against smuggling in whatever disguise. We therefore appeal to the general public to embrace legitimate means of livelihood and to avoid smuggling in all its ramifications.
“The eagle eye is all around Ogun state to halt new techniques initiated by economic saboteurs to perpetuate their illicit acts,” it concluded.
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