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Nigerian Customs Intercept 15 Trucks of Food Items in Sokoto

Nigerian Customs Foils Smuggling Attempt: 15 Truckloads of Food Seized in Sokoto.

 

In a concerted effort to combat smuggling activities exacerbating the inflation of essential commodities, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has successfully intercepted 15 trucks laden with food items in Sokoto State.

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Abubakar Chafe, the spokesperson for the NCS Sokoto Command, disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the interception took place along the Gwadabawa-Illela road.

The impounding of these trucks was prompted by the substantial quantity of farm produce they were transporting, indicating a potential smuggling operation.

Currently under the custody of the NCS, an ongoing investigation aims to identify the owners and intended destinations of the intercepted food items.

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This operation was executed by a collaborative effort involving the NCS Sokoto Command, Officers from the Federal Operation Unit, and the Intelligence Unit of the Service, demonstrating a unified approach to curbing smuggling activities.

The necessity of this operation is underscored by the prevailing inflationary pressures on food items across the country.

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