Customs arrests rice and smugglers of illegal goods during Eid-el-Kabir in Ogun
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Customs arrests rice and smugglers of illegal goods during Eid-el-Kabir in Ogun

Area Controller, James Ojohe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun State on Tuesday, warning that anyone attempting this would face the wrath of the law.

Ojo said many smugglers have been arrested several times, adding that they will continue to be arrested, especially those involved in smuggling rice into the country.

The area controller reiterated that the federal government does not want any illegal or prohibited goods to enter the country in any form.

“We are warning smugglers to stop dealing in illegal goods as customs authorities do not budge on such acts, and I want to assure them that we are up to the task.

“In addition, we are the best at customs clearance and we will leave no stone unturned to ensure that smugglers are booked,” he added. he said.

Although Ojo stated that the staff strength in the service may now be reduced due to Muslim staff celebrating Sallah. He said adequate units would be deployed at strategic locations to enhance security.