Customs Intercept Dangote Truck With Alleged Smuggled Rice

By Umar Isa

A truck belonging to Dangote Group has been intercepted with  alleged smuggled rice by men of the Nigeria Customs Service in Adamawa State.

Nigeria Customs Service Comptroller , Adamawa/Taraba command Kamardeen Olumoh stated this on Friday while parading the truck to newsmen in Yola.

“One Dangote truck carrying one hundred and fifty bags of foreign rice was intercepted along Mayo-Belwa road on the last day of the year,” said Olumoh.

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According to him,”the driver escaped but we are sure that Dangote, being a responsible corporate entity, will identify and apprehend the driver and hand him over to us for prosecution.”

He explained that other seizures made by the command, include rice, secondhand clothing and petroleum products valued at over N59 million.

The Comptroller noted that the seized items were used vehicles, secondhand clothing and 21,270 litres of petroleum products worth N59,781,006.81.