• Customs intercepts petrol worth N10.8m en route to Cameroon

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    Customs intercepts petrol worth N10.8m en route to Cameroon

    File photo of Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) seized by officers of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS)

    Published By: Isa Isawade

    Agency report

    The Adamawa/Taraba command of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) says it recently seized 12,435 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) worth N10.8 million.

    The Customs Area Comptroller in charge of the command, Bashir Garba-Bature made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Yola.

    According to him, the seized items included 491×25lt and 8× 20lt jerrycans of the commodity, saying that the petroleum was intercepted in Mubi en route to Cameroon.

    “The command officers while on Anti-smuggling operations along the border frontiers within two weeks had recorded incidents of interception of PMS on its way to the Neighbouring Cameroon Republic,” he said.

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    He assured that the command would sustain the fight against the menace of smuggling, saying: “We have strategically deployed our operatives along the flashpoints.”

    Bature solicited the cooperation, understanding and collaboration of relevant stakeholders such as the media, sister security agencies and patriotic citizens to curb smuggling.

    “We attributed the successes recorded to the unwavering support and encouragement being extended to us by the current leadership of the service under our Comptroller-General, Mr Bashir Adeniyi,” he said.


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