Breaking: Customs Intercepts 1000 Bags Of Poisonous Foreign Rice In Ogun

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The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, on Thursday, said it has intercepted 1000 bags of foreign parboiled rice smuggled into the country through Benin Republic.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lagos on Thursday,  the acting Comptroller, FOU, Zone A, Hussein Ejibunu, said the rice came into Cotonou from India.

According to him, the foreign rice were tested by the National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), confirmed that the rice contained led which they said is poisonous for the health.

He said, “after seizing the smuggled rice, we called NAFDAC to conduct laboratory analysis an it was gathered that the rice named SIMBA which consist of Led substances that is poisonous to the body was produced in India.” He said.

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