Customs intercepts 478 Jerry cans of smuggled Petroleum products in Kebbi


… Seeks collaboration of host communities in tackling smuggling

Anti smuggling operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS Kebbi Area Command have continued to give petroleum smugglers tough time as the Command’s Anti-bunkering team seized 478 jerrycans of 25 liters each (11,950 liters) of PMS intended to be smuggled out of the country through Yauri waterways on Thursday, 11th August, 2022 .

Based on a tip off, the intelligence operatives had monitored the movement of loaded jerrycans of PMS to a spot near the waterways for some days before the deployment of the anti-bunkering squad who struck and intercepted the 11,950 litres of PMS and evacuated the product to the Command’s Headquarters in Birnin Kebbi.

Commenting on the development, the Customs Area Controller, Kebbi Area Command, Comptroller Joseph Attah lauded the fruitful collaboration of relevant units under the Command, stressing the need for security agencies to share information, work together and achieve result in the interest of the nation.

“Together we are stronger”, he said.

The CAC further restated the Command’s resolve to strictly monitor all the waterways under the Command, especially this rainy season against smuggling of PMS, rice, second hand clothes and other items that could compromise national security and economy, calling on the border communities to give relevant information that can help curtail smuggling activities in Kebbi State.

The renewed offensive on smugglers in the last two weeks has seen the Command making a number of seizures of PMS, second hand clothes, used vehicle, foreign fertilizers among others.

Photo: Comptroller Joseph Attah, Customs Area Controller, Nigeria Customs Service, Kebbi Area Command showcasing the seized petroleum products in Birnin-Kebbi.

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