He said the unlawful goods were impounded between March 22 and April 8, 2021.
The comptroller identified the goods to include 801 bags of foreign par boiled rice in 50kg; 180 cartons of foreign spaghetti and 81 kegs of vegetable oil.
He also listed 48 bales of second hand clothes; 28 bags of foreign rice in 25kg and cartons of foreign milk among others.
Hamisu attributed the successes recorded by the command to the improved capacity of the unit’s officers.
He, however, kicked against the attitude of some unpatriotic citizens who were aiding and abetting smuggling in the zone.
According to him, the cooperation being accorded the agency and its officials from the border community has reduced drastically.
“The general public is not with us, especially those at the border community; they are now on the side of the smugglers.”
Hamisu advised vehicle owners to caution their drivers against transporting prohibited items. (NAN)