Customs Intercept Smuggled Petrol Worth N10.8million Enroute To Cameroon

The Adamawa/Taraba states command of the Nigerian Customs Service has said it recently seized 12,435 litres of Premium Motor Spirit worth N10.8 million.

The Customs Area Comptroller in charge of the command, Bashir Garba-Bature, made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Yola.

According to him, the seized items included 491×25lt and 8× 20lt jerrycans of the commodity, saying that the petroleum was intercepted in Mubi enroute to the Cameroon Republic.

The command officers while on anti-smuggling operations along the border frontiers within the period of two weeks had recorded 05 incidents of interception of PMS on its way to the neighbouring Cameroon Republic,” he said.

He assured that the command would sustain the fight against the menace of smuggling, saying: “we have strategically deployed our operatives along the flashpoints.”

Mr Garba-Bature solicited the cooperation, understanding and collaboration of relevant stakeholders such as the media, sister security agencies and patriotic citizens to effectively put an end to the ugly trend of smuggling.

He stated, “We attributed the successes recorded to the unwavering support and encouragement being extended to us by the current leadership of the service under our Comptroller-General, Mr Bashir Adeniyi.’’

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