Customs seizes 140 smuggled gas cylinders, 678 fertiliser bags in Katsina

The Nigeria Customs Service (), Federal Unit, Zone B, has seized two trucks 140 gas cylinders and 678 bags  of NPK being smuggled into the country from Niger Republic.

Mr Mustapha Sarki-Kebbi, Zone B Controller disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Katsina said that the three vehicles conveying the items were also seized.

He said that the seizures  were made a week ago along Jibia-Agangaro road in Jibia Area of the state.

Sarki-Kebbi said that the country’s borders remained closed and any goods brought in through the borders would apprehended.

He said that the arrest was for security and safety reasons, adding that the cylinders were old and could use to kill people.

The controller also said that the command arrested another truck carrying 678 bags of NPK fertilizers, which was banned from being imported into the country.

According to him, use NPK fertilizers to endanger people’s lives.

Sarki-Kebbi added that the customs also seized 200 smuggled used tyres, 578 bags of foreign rice, 322 jerricans of vegetable oil, 90 bales of second-hand clothes and soap, among others.

The controller said that the items had a Duty Paid Value of N185 million.

According to him, the   of the country’s borders would enhance local production. (NAN)

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