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Customs Intercepts 15 Trucks Loaded With Food Items In Sokoto

Customs Intercepts 15 Trucks Loaded With Food Items In Sokoto

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has conducted a significant operation to combat smuggling and its impact on rising commodity prices by seizing 15 trucks loaded with food items in Sokoto State. Abubakar Chafe, the spokesperson for the NCS Sokoto Command, revealed that the operation took place on Saturday, February 17, 2024, along the Gwadabawa-Illela road.

The decision to intercept these vehicles was based on the large quantities of farm produce they were carrying, suggesting potential smuggling activities. The trucks are currently under the custody of the command as investigations continue to ascertain the ownership and intended destinations of the seized food items.

This collaborative effort involved the NCS Sokoto command, the federal operation unit, and the intelligence unit of the service, highlighting the comprehensive approach taken by the NCS to address the issue. The operation underscores the service’s commitment to mitigating the inflationary pressures on food items in Nigeria by preventing smuggling activities that contribute to rising commodity costs.

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