DC Muhammad Yusuf Vow to Seize Dangote Trucks Used for Smuggling


…Says No Sacred Cow

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has vowed to seize trucks belonging to Dangote Transport Limited found to be used for smuggling activities.


Deputy Comptroller Mohammed Sani Yusuf, Coordinator of Customs Strike Force, Team A disclosed this in Lagos at his maiden press briefing showing seizures of smuggled items including a Dangote truck.

According to him, the cement truck which was seized in Ilaro was used to convey bags of smuggled rice.

Yusuf who reiterated an earlier directive of Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller General of Customs that means of conveyance of smuggled items like vehicle be seized , added that such seizures will deter perpetrators of smuggling.

According to him, when their principals or owners of the vehicles get to know that they have been seized for their usage in smuggling activities, the message would be passed.

Aside rice, other items seized by the Strike Force include cannabis sativa, used shoes, wood and donkey skin all valued at N373m


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