The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Tuesday recorded another landmark achievement with the seizure of over 10,000 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice.
The spokesman of the Unit, Uche Ejesieme said that the seizure was the highest recorded in one operation in the history of the anti smuggling unit.
According to him, the goods were intercepted at the jungle of Igbesa creeks, Lusada Area of Ogun State by a patrol team led by the unit’s Controller, Deputy Comptroller Turaki.
The team also comprised of Usman, Deputy Comptroller in charge of Enforcement, Orobiyi Felix and other senior officers and men of the unit.
He noted that due to the volatile nature of the area which has made it difficult for its officers to intercept smuggled rice in the area, the unit enlisted the assistance of neigbouring commands of Seme, Idiroko and other security agencies including the Nigerian Navy, Army and Civil Defence Corp to beef up security in the area to enable it evacuate the items.
The Customs mouthpiece disclosed that the seizure which value was yet to be determined as at the time of filing this story was as a result of intelligence gathering of the unit.