Two thousand, four hundred and thirty one, 50kg bags of rice and 1,421 of 25 litres jericans of vegetable oil have been seized in Niger State by the customs area command of Niger, Kwara and Kogi.

The Customs Area Controller of Niger, Kwara and Kogi, Comptroller Benjamin Binga, while briefing newsmen in Minna, said that the duty paid value of the seized rice is 20.5 million naira while the vegetable oil is worth 17 million naira.

According to him, the seizures were made along Minna-Bida and Tegina-Kontagora roads in Niger State by the men of the custom anti-smuggling squad who were working based on information.

The Comptroller further said that war has been declared on smugglers in the zone, adding that smuggling would no longer thrive under the command, as it is working towards ensuring that they rid the zone of smuggling activities.

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