Customs intercept casket used to smuggle fuel out of Nigeria


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through its Joint Special Taskforce has intercepted 13 Jerry cans of 25 litres and six Jerry cans of 10 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) concealed in two caskets by suspected smugglers heading to neighbouring countries.

According to the Public Relations Officer, Ogun 1 Area Command, Abdullahi Maiwada in a statement, the smugglers were arrested by Men, of Ogun I Command, Federal Operation Unit Zone “A” and CGC’s Strike Force.

He added that the fuel-laden coffins were abandoned inside a Mazda 626 with Lagos registration number LSD 617 CW around Idiroko.

Idiroko border is among the ones shut by the federal government to check smuggling.

The customs had earlier banned supply of fuel to stations 20 kilometres to the borders.


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