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Customs intercepts 240 parcels of Indian hemp in Kaduna

The Comptroller of the Nigerian Customs Service Zone “B” Federal Operation Unit, Kaduna, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebbi, said the unit had seized 240 parcels of Indian hemp and other contraband valued at N251.7 million within two weeks in the zone.

Mr. Sarkin-Kebbi who revealed this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on recent anti-smuggling operations in the zone said the 240 parcels of Indian hemp were seized along Kamba-Dolakaina land border in Kebbi.

According to the comptroller, other contraband intercepted within the period include: 1,437 bags of smuggled rice, 50 vehicles, 187 bales of secondhand clothing, 175 kegs of PMS and 600 bags of NPK 15-15-15 fertilizer which falls within the federal government list of  banned items  among others.

While reiterating the commitment of the unit in tackling smuggling activities, Mr. Sarkin-Kebbi assured that the operatives would always be a step ahead of the smugglers adding that the operatives had arrested five suspects who were later released on administrative bail while investigation is ongoing before prosecution.

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