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Customs destroys contraband goods in Sokoto

01 August 2013, 11:02

Sokoto - The Nigeria Customs Service, Sokoto State Command, on Wednesday destroyed contraband and expired goods seized along Nigeria-Benin and Nigeria-Niger borders.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the contrabands were seized by the Sokoto/Kebbi/ Zamfara states customs area command in a recent operation.

The destruction of the contrabands was supervised by a Chief Superintendent of Customs, Muhammadu Danladi, on behalf of the controller of the command, Bamidele Akande.

Akande said goods included 100 bags of sugar, 95 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 20 bundles of clothes, 15 cartons of spaghetti and five cartons of milk.

He said some of the goods had expired, and could endanger the life of Nigerians.

"They all outlived their expiring date; they are not good for human consumption; and they are very dangerous,” he said.

According to him, the exercise was conducted in line with the directive of the Comptroller- General of the Service, Dikko Inde.

He advised traders in the zone to always import their goods legally ry to avoid running contrary to the country’s laws.


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