The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun 1 Area Command has on Thursday reported that a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company has been arrested in Ogun State with no fewer than 600 bags of foreign rice.
Reports has it that Dangote cement factory in Ogun State is located at Ibese in Yewa North local government areas of Benin Republic.
It was gathered that the Dangote truck driver and two persons were arrested while conveying the consignment to the South East.
Peter Kolo, the Customs Area Controller, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday at Idiroko
According to him, the truck was intercepted in the Ijoun border, adding that investigations were ongoing to unravel those behind the massive smuggling activity.
Kolo added that about 7,000 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice were seized by the command in April.
“Just a few days ago, an articulated truck bearing the inscription and logo of Dangote Cement Company was intercepted in the Ijoun border area and was loaded with over 600 bags of 50kg foreign parboiled rice and heading for the eastern part of the country.
“Three persons were arrested, including the driver of the vehicle, and investigation is going to unravel those behind the massive smuggling activity,” Kolo said.
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