Nigerian Customs Intercept 15 Trucks of Food Items in Sokoto

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.

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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