Nigeria: Customs Uncovers Plan to Smuggle Dangerous Items Into Nigeria
Lagos — The Nigerian Customs Service says it has uncovered plan by some high profile criminal gangs to smuggle dangerous items into the country using delivery trucks belonging to courier companies. Consequently, the service said it has opened an investigation into the discovery of contraband items hidden in consignments in trucks from Benin Republic to Nigeria through the Lagos and Ogun states borders.The investigation may not be unconnected with the recent arrest of a truck suspected to belong to a courier company used in conveying 100 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products and several used tyres. The arrest was made by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service attached to Headquarters Compliance at Owode-Idiroko border, Ogun State. The team, led by Assistant Comptroller of Customs ShittuAjibola, accosted the smugglers along Ijebu-Ode-1Sagamu axis in the state.