Kano/ Jigawa Customs Command Invades Gidan Legge Village Cart Away Foreign Rice, Others

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS),  Kano/ Jigawa area command has  carted away morethan 50 bags of  foreign rice after invading Gidan Legge Village in Ringim Local Government Area of jigawa state.

This is coming about a week’s  after the NCS embark on house to house search on some Villages where it carted away numerous bags of rice and motorcycles.

Daily News pulse, reports that the Customs officers went to the  village and carted away  rice and other prohibited food items.

The Command Deputy Comptroller  Enforcement Mohammed Aminu Hassan , confirmed the  reports, stating that the operation was carried out after an investigation and  secret information by the enforcement team of the command.

Smuggled items

He explained that the decision to raid for smuggled rice  was in order “it key into the federal government’s policy on agricultural development in the area of boosting local rice production.

DC Mohammed Aminu Hassan , explained that the Customs is empowered to carry out such operation in it’s efforts to tackle the manners of Smuggling.

 He assured  that  the battle line has been drawn and  NCS will continue to do their best  while the officers are ready to go and seize any rice found anywhere within the command.

According to him “You are aware that the Federal Government imposed a ban on importation of foreign rice to encourage local production in the country”

“As it stands, foreign rice is a contraband and the law empowers us, the Act that established the service empowers officers to carry out such operations; to search any village or warehouse upon reasonable suspicion that prohibited goods are stored, and evacuate them” he said.

Investigation by our reporter revealed that Kano/Jigawa command of NCS vowed to invade Villages and warehouses  within the command  suspected to be holding Smuggled rice and other prohibited food items.

The Command has  intercepted  several bags of rice, motorcycles that being used to  conveyed  smuggled rice  into  Kano and Jigawa market.

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