Wednesday, March 31, 2021

5 Armed Illegal Immigrants Arrested Along Lokoja-Abuja Road


Nigeria Customs Service says it has arrested five illegal immigrants with weapons and made seizures worth millions in the last two weeks.

The Coordinator of the Joint Border Patrol Team, North Central Zone, Comptroller Olugboyega Peters stated this while briefing newsmen on the recent seizures made by his team in Ilorin, Kwara State capital 

Comptroller Peters explained that the illegal immigrants were arrested along Lokoja-Abuja federal highway by the operatives of the Joint Border Patrol Team, North Central Zone.

He noted that the team also made forty-three seizures with duty paid value of sixty-one million Naira.

The seizures include a convoy of 13 pick-up vans used in smuggling 1040 bags of banned foreign rice, with duty paid value of N19m. Others include twenty-three smuggled vehicles, jerry cans of petrol, kerosene and groundnut oil.

He maintained that the essence of the activities of the team is not meant to witch hunt anybody but to protect the economic benefit of Nigerians. 

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