Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, has seized three trucks carrying cartons of sweets, green tea and cosmetics smuggled into the country.
The Controller of the unit, Mr Mustapha Sarki-Kebbi explained in Katsina on Sunday said that the Trucks were arrested on Jibiya-Agangaro, Gurbinbaure and Katsina-Kano roads.
According to Sarki-Kebbi, another petroleum tanker carrying foreign rice on Zaria-Kaduna road was also arrested.
The controller in a statement listed other items seized as 1,577 bags of foreign rice, 207 Jerry cans of vegetable oil and 65,800 bales of textile materials.
Other items were 322 bales of second-hand clothes, 343 cartons of spaghetti, 548 cartons of soap and 200 used tyres.
He noted that all the seized items had Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N399.4 million. NAN quoted the controller as saying the seizures were made across the entire zone between January 1, and 23, 2020.
He reiterated the unit’s determination to continue its fight against smuggling of prohibited items into the country.