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Nigerian Customs Intercept 15 Trucks Of Food Items in Sokoto

THE Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has intercepted 15 trucks containing food items in Sokoto State as part of its efforts to prevent smuggling which has aggravated the rising cost of commodities in the country.

The Spokesperson, NCS, Sokoto Command, Abubakar Chafe, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Saturday, that the trucks were arrested along the Gwadabawa-Illela road.

Chafe said the interceptions were made due to the quantity of the farm produce the rucks were carrying.

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He said the trucks were presently in the custody of the command and that an investigation had commenced to ascertain the owners and destinations of the food items.

He explained that the operation was carried out by a combined team of the NCS Sokoto Command, Officers of the Federal Operation Unit and the Intelligent Unit of the Service.

Chafe added that the operation became necessary with the prevailing inflation of food items in the country.

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