Customs intercepts Covid-19 vehicle smuggling frozen poultry products in Ogun State
The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted a vehicle with Covid-19 branded stickers used to smuggle frozen poultry products into the country through Ogun State.
The Customs Area Controller of the unit, Usman Yahaya, said the vehicle coming from Benin Republic was intercepted along Ijebu-Ode expressway.
He also disclosed that the vehicle was intercepted based on intelligence and the eagle eye officers who were on routine patrol at the axis.
“The officers were professional enough to intercept the vehicle which was believed to be used in the movement of essential commodities during the lockdown but was found to be involved in illegal activities such as the movement of contraband,” Yahaya said per Tribune.
“We have arrested the vehicle and investigation has commenced to get to the root and unravel other atrocities that may have been committed using the essential duty tag.”